December 12, 2015

Old Rhinebeck Spirit of St. Louis Flies

Great news for the long running Spirit of St. Louis project with Old Rhinebeck. Their very accurate replica flew on December 5, 2015! In one Facebook post it showed photos of the Curtiss Robin they used as the training aircraft for the Spirit of St. Louis first flight. The Robin had a large piece of cardboard placed between the front and rear seats to simulate the lack of visibility in the Spirit! Hats off to the Old Rhinebeck crew and supporters!

Photo via EAA/Old Rhinebeck

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How did it come about that Lindberg's plane had such restricted visibility? It was not normal for the period. Were there technical factors in the design that mandated this feature? What factors led to teh adoption of this particular design for the transatlantic flight?

Bernie

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