1923 Fokker T-2 in Pioneers of Flight

1923 Fokker T-2 in Pioneers of Flight
In 1923 the Fokker T-2 became the first airplane to fly nonstop across the United States. Two pilots took turns flying the airplane. One sat in the open-air cockpit just behind the engine. The other sat behind a large fuel tank in the cabin below the wing. An auxillary set of flight controls in the cabin was used to fly the airplane while the pilots switched positions.
  • SI 97-15335

  • Copyright/Owner: Smithsonian Institution
  • Source: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
  • Photographer: Dane Penland
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