Statue of Charles Lindbergh, Wing-Walker.

Statue of Charles Lindbergh, Wing-Walker

Field review by the editors.

Americus, Georgia

Charles Lindbergh was famous for being the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. A tiny airport in Georgia is where he first flew solo, period. That was in 1923. In 1985 Georgia erected a monument to remember it.

Lindbergh was a handsome fellow, but you'd never know it by looking at this monument. It shows him wing-walking, a stunt that he performed at air shows to earn money so that he could come to this airport and buy a plane so that he could fly solo. But the sculpture makes it look as if Lucky Lindy had a hunchback, or as if he had a seed pod growing out of his spine (it's actually his flapping coat). The statue actually looks more like a Ghostbusters-era Bill Murray surfing than a Charles Lindbergh wing-walking. Of course, those are all reasons why you should visit it. You wouldn't make a detour to see a sculpture of Lindbergh buying an airplane.

Also, the base of the column on which it stands appears to be rusting. Get here before Lindy crashes!

Statue of Charles Lindbergh, Wing-Walker

Souther Field Airport

Address:
Airport Rd, Americus, GA
Directions:
At the entrance to Souther Field Airport. Drive north from Americus on Hwy 49 for about three miles, then turn west on Airport Rd. The statue will be straight ahead.
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