Model, Static, Queen Monoplane


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:


Earle Ovington flew a Queen airplane on his brief air mail flight in 1911. The Queen was based on the popular Blériot monoplane design.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Model Maker

James E. Reeves

Credit Line

Model made and donated by James E. Reeves.


  • Airframe, propeller - wood
  • Bracing, struts, landing gear, skid cowlings, wheels - metal
  • Covering - silk


Model: 18.4 x 50.8 x 55.2cm (7 1/4 in. x 20 in. x 21 3/4 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Physical Description

Wood, metal, and silk display model of the Queen Aeroplane Co. Blériot XI copy used by Earle Ovington in the first US air mail flight, on 9/23/11, to carry 10 lbs of mail from Mineola to Nassau NY, in overall natural color scheme. 1/16th scale. 1938.



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