Amelia Earhart Lockheed Vega 5B Rudder and Vertical Stabilizer

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Amelia Earhart set two of her many aviation records in this bright red Lockheed 5B Vega. In 1932 she flew it alone across the Atlantic Ocean, then flew it nonstop across the United States-both firsts for a woman. Highlighted in this image are the rudder and vertical stabilizer of the Lockheed 5B Vega. Painted on the rudder is NR-7952.


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