Compass, Aperiodic, Wiley Post Crash

In 1935 Wiley Post scavenged this aperiodic compass from the older Winnie Mae for use on his new plane, a Lockheed Orion. Post lost his life when the airplane crashed. The compass was recovered during the investigation.

Gift of Mrs. Wiley Post.

Physical Description:
From last plane flown by Wiley Post

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
E. S. Ritchie & Sons Inc.

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Time and Navigation

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Navigational

Materials
Metal, and glass
Dimensions
3-D: 11.4 x 18.5cm, 3.7kg (4 1/2 x 7 5/16 in., 8 3/16lb.)

In 1935 Wiley Post scavenged this aperiodic compass from the older Winnie Mae for use on his new plane, a Lockheed Orion. Post lost his life when the airplane crashed. The compass was recovered during the investigation.

Gift of Mrs. Wiley Post.

Physical Description:
From last plane flown by Wiley Post

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
E. S. Ritchie & Sons Inc.

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Time and Navigation

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Navigational

Materials
Metal, and glass
Dimensions
3-D: 11.4 x 18.5cm, 3.7kg (4 1/2 x 7 5/16 in., 8 3/16lb.)

ID: A19370025000