Thursday, June 20, 2013

Flying high

Once upon a time, the N-X-211 aircraft was as recognized as the fictional starship Enterprise NCC-1701. Otherwise known as the Spirit of St. Louis, the custom-built, single seat, single engine monoplane was flown solo, non-stop from New York to Paris, France by Charles Lindbergh in 1927. By 1929, the plane was depicted in an inspirational poster distributed to elementary schools, promoting imagination.

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