Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall: Ryan NYP “Spirit of St. Louis”

Photo by Eric Long / Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum
June 28, 2016
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Plane on display in Milestones Hall
Photo by Eric Long / Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

Ryan NYP “Spirit of St. Louis” 

On May 21, 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh completed the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in history, flying his Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis" 5,810 kilometers (3,610 miles) between Roosevelt Field on Long Island, New York, and Paris, France, in 33 hours, 30 minutes. The “Spirit of St. Louis” is displayed in the “Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall” in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

Photo by Eric Long / Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum