4/28/1927 the first test flight of the 'Spirit of St. Louis' took place. This custom-built monoplane was built by Ryan Airlines of San Diego to cross the Atlantic Ocean piloted by Charles Lindbergh. The plane is now on display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirit_of_St._Louis. #CAP #aviation #history #aerospace #education
Charles A. Lindbergh and the Ryan B-1X Brougham (NX4215) presented to him in 1928 by the manufacturer Mahoney Aircraft Corporation (formerly Ryan Airlines) after the "Spirit of St. Louis" had been retired.