Ryan "Spirit of St. Louis"
    Charles Lindberg was the first person to make a non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.  After waiting several days for favorable weather, he took off from New York on the morning of May 20, 1927.   Thirty-three hours, 30 minutes, and 3,610 miles later he landed safely at Le Bourget Field, near Paris, where he was greeted by a wildly enthusiastic crowd of 100,000.  Lindberg became a national hero.
     His airplane was based on a standard Ryan M-2, but it had to be modified for the flight.  Lindbergh and the Spirit of St Louis returned to the United States aboard the U.S.S. Memphis on June 11. He received tumultuous welcomes in Washington, D.C. and New York City. He then took the plane on tour.  On April 30, 1928, the Spirit of St. Louis made its final flight—from St. Louis to Washington, D.C where Lindbergh presented the aircraft to the Smithsonian Institution.  It is now on display at the Milestones of Flight in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

Spirit of St. Louis
Premier Series Model.  1/28th scale.  20" wingspan x 11.5 long
  No. AB1BD-PR.  Only $219.95
Spirit of St. Louis
Standard  Series model.  
1/24th scale.  17.5" wingspan x 10.5" long.
  No. AB1BD-ST  Only $129.95 
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