Collection Item Summary:
Walter E. Lees, Packard chief test pilot (in cabin) and Frederic A. Brossy, Packard test pilot, before taking off on their world's record, nonrefueling, heavier-then-air aircraft duration flight, which lasted 84 hours, 33 minutes, and 14 seconds from May 25 through 28, 1931, over Jacksonville, Florida. (caption from Smithsonian Annals of Flight, Vol. 1, Number 2; "The First Airplane Diesel Engine: Packard Model DR-980 of 1928", by Robert B. Meyer).
Collection Item Long Description:
- Airplanes - Motors (Diesel)
- Bellanca airplanes
- Endurance flights