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

Collection Item Summary:

"Preparing La Niła for a flight to Santo Domingo (1927) for passenger operation across the West Indies." One-half right rear view, close up, of West Indian Aerial Express Fairchild FC-2W floatplane "La Niła" at rest on the water near the shore; pilot Basil Rowe poses standing in foreground; ground crewman stands on upper wing refueling aircraft from cans prior to a flight to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; 1927.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics, Commercial
  • Airlines
  • Airplanes
  • Aeronautics
  • Fairchild FC-2W

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National Air and Space Museum Archives

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



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