By Dialogo October 01, 2012
Aviation pioneer Charles A. Lindbergh lands in Cristobal, in Panama’s Canal
Zone, in February 1930 as part of the inaugural flight of the seven-day mail service
between New York and Buenos Aires. The first time Lindbergh visited Panama was in
1928, eight months after he completed his historic trans-Atlantic flight from New
York to Paris. During this stop in Panama, thousands of people gave Lindbergh a warm
welcome. There was a parade in his honor; he was offered the key to the city and a
municipal medal, a toast and receptions, according to Panamanian newspapers.