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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.
Earle Ovington flew a Queen airplane on his brief air mail flight in 1911. The Queen was based on the popular Blériot monoplane design.
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Wood, metal, and silk display model of the Queen Aeroplane Co. Blériot XI copy used by Earle Ovington, in overall natural color scheme. 1:16 scale. 1938.
Model made and donated by James E. Reeves.
James E. Reeves
United States of America
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.)
National Air and Space Museum
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