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In addition to his chief engineer responsibilities, Hall and Charles Lindbergh became exceptionally close with every detail of the flight discussed and considered. Nothing could be missed, including discussions about the location for the take off in Long Island, New York. Hall had taken his first drafting job at the Curtiss Aeroplane research lab in Long Island and he was from Brooklyn. Hall knew Roosevelt and Mitchell airfield personally. As such, they probably discussed Lindbergh’s options too.
It was with this unwavering dedication that Hall diligently arrived at the factory at 6 am every morning to meticulously photograph and inspect the progress made by the hardworking crews throughout the night. His thoroughness ensured that each component met his exacting standards, contributing to the flawless assembly of the Spirit of St. Louis.