NEW YORK, New York — At an auction slated for June 15, Lion Heart Autographs will offer a piece of the original silver-colored cloth from the fuselage of the “Spirit of St. Louis” signed by Charles A. Lindbergh, just days after his historic trans-Atlantic solo flight.
The event at Invaluable.com, “Five Centuries of Autographs: Ferdinand & Isabella (1492) to the Present,” begins at 1 p.m. Eastern time.
According to auctioneers, the section of cloth, signed “Charles A. Lindbergh,” is of extraordinary rarity because no other examples signed by Lindbergh when he landed in Paris are known. [Read more…]
For the first time in more than 20 years, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum has lowered Charles Lindbergh’s Ryan NYP “Spirit of St. Louis” to the floor. The famous aircraft will remain on the floor at eye level for visitors to see for approximately five months while it undergoes preservation work before being suspended once again. [Read more…]
History is an important part of most airports. You often find plaques telling of notable events at the airport. If Souther Field/Jimmy Carter Regional Airport (ACJ) in Americus, Georgia, was to create such a plaque, it would need a surface the size of the Green Monster, the high left field wall at Fenway Park in Boston.
“A lot has happened at Souther Field since it was created out of a peach tree orchard in 1918,” said Mike Cochran, the field historian.
ST. LOUIS — After a two-year hiatus, a historic plane once owned by Charles Lindbergh has returned to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL) to hang once again over the C Concourse Checkpoint in Terminal 1.
The Missouri History Museum recently completed a nine-hour installation of the 1934 D-127 Monocoupe aircraft.
The goggles worn by Charles Lindbergh during his historic flight across the Atlantic in 1927 are now on display at the San Diego Air & Space Museum in honor of the flight’s 85th anniversary.
Electric vehicle pioneer Chip Yates is making plans for an all-electric recreation of Charles Lindbergh’s famous trans-Atlantic flight in 1927. According to a report at Wired.com, Yates is betting that, like Lindbergh’s, his airplane will fly non-stop to Paris. He plans on flying at least as fast as Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis, and for added challenge and recreation authenticity, he’ll fly relatively low to avoid getting an extra push from the jet stream.