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Washington D.C. - National Air and Space Museum Spirit of St. Louis Ryan M-2 | by Daniel Mennerich
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Washington D.C. - National Air and Space Museum Spirit of St. Louis Ryan M-2

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 Paris for 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 Le Bourget Aerodrome in Paris, France.

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Taken on October 22, 2011