Wiley Post Climbing into the Winnie Mae with his Pressure Suit

     

Wiley Post Climbing into the Winnie Mae with his Pressure Suit

Wiley Post made several prototype pressure suits during his high-altitude flight experiments in 1934-35.  Wiley Post is seen here wearing his third pressure suit, using a ladder to climb into the Winnie Mae before making a transcontinental flight attempt in 1935.”

Image Number: WEB13154-2013
Credit: National Air and Space Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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