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