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:

Near full-length view of Ruth Nichols in heavy fur flightsuit, posed standing beside left side of nose of the Crosley Radio Corp. Lockheed Model 5 Vega Special "The New Cincinnati" (c/n 619, tail number NR496M), in which she set a women's transcontinental speed record of 13 hrs 21 min 43 sec in November 1930. One-half left front view of front half of aircraft, close up.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics - records
  • Women air pilots
  • Aeronautics
  • Airplanes

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa 1930

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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