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Douglas Corrigan was a famous American aviator and aircraft mechanic. In the 1930s, Corrigan flew from Long Beach, California to New York City and then from New York City to Ireland. However, his transcontinental flight broke aviation safety regulations and Corrigan's pilot certificate was suspended for 14 days. Regardless, upon his eventual arrival back in New York City, he was celebrated for his travels. Corrigan is also known for his aircraft mechanic expertise which allowed him the opportunity to work on Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis in the 1920s.