The Spirit of St. Louis Model Airplane
Dimensions: 12.25" x 19.5" x 3.5"
The Spirit of St. Louis (Registration: N-X-211) is the custom-built, single engine, single-seat monoplane that was flown solo by Charles Lindbergh on May 20–21, 1927, on the first non-stop flight from New York to Parisfor which Lindbergh won the $25,000 Orteig Prize.
Lindbergh took off in the Spirit from Roosevelt Airfield, Garden City (Long Island), New York and landed 33 hours, 30 minutes later at Aéroport Le Bourget in Paris, France, a distance of approximately 3,600 miles (5,800 km). One of the best known aircraft in the world, the Spirit was built by Ryan Airlines in San Diego, California, which at the time was owned and operated by Benjamin Franklin Mahoney who had purchased it from its founder, T. Claude Ryan, in 1926. The Spirit is now on permanent display in the main entryway'sMilestones of Flight gallery at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.
Now you can display your very own handcrafted replica of the legendary Spirit of St. Louis.
This museum-quality airplane model is built to scale and accurate to the original plane. It has taut fabric over frame, metal spoke wheels, rubber tires, realistic engine with riveted parts and struts, and a cockpit with a miniature instrument panel.