Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis" at the National Air and Space Museum

     

Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis" at the National Air and Space Museum

The "Spirit of St. Louis" will be one of the premier artifacts in the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall. On May 21, 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh completed the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in history, flying his Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis" 5,810 kilometers (3,610 miles) between Roosevelt Field on Long Island, New York, and Paris, France, in 33 hours, 30 minutes.

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Image Number: 2008-10049
Credit: Photo by Eric Long, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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