Found photos capture Charles Lindbergh before famous flight

In this April 28, 1927, photo, Charles A. Lindberg does a test flight of the Spirit of St. Louis, the plane custom-built in San Diego by Ryan Airlines. Photos tucked away for 90 years in a California newspaper's archives portray Charles Lindbergh just weeks before he made the first-ever nonstop solo airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Three weeks after they were taken, Lindbergh and his aircraft made history by flying from New York to Paris, 3,610 miles in 33 hours. (Harry T. Bishop/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)
In this March 1, 1927, photo, Charles A. Lindbergh poses for a photo in front of a Ryan monoplane in San Diego, Calif. Photos tucked away for 90 years in a California newspaper's archives portray Charles Lindbergh just weeks before he made the first-ever nonstop solo airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean. (Stanley Andrews Jr./The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)

SAN DIEGO — Photos tucked away for 90 years in a California newspaper's archives portray Charles Lindbergh just weeks before he made the first-ever nonstop solo airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

The San Diego Union-Tribune on Sunday (http://bit.ly/2pdP8ny ) released never-before-published shots of Lindbergh from April 28, 1927.

Harry Bishop, chief photographer for what was then the Union and Evening Tribune, shot the 25-year-old as he climbed for the first time into the cockpit of the Spirit of St. Louis, the plane custom-built in San Diego by Ryan Airlines.

The newspaper published a few photos from the test flight. The rest were archived for nearly a century.

Three weeks after they were taken, Lindbergh and his aircraft made history by flying from New York to Paris, 3,610 miles (5809 kilometers) in 33 hours.

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Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune, http://www.utsandiego.com

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