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GUI807 Spirit of St.Louis Balsa Kit Airplane by Guillows
The Spirit of St. Louis piloted by Charles A. Lindbergh made the first non-stop flight between New York and Paris on May 20-21 1927. Time airborne-33 hours and 30 minutes. Lindbergh took off from Roosevelt Field Long Island NY on May 20th with but little sleep the previous night. His aircraft 1000 pounds overweight barely lifted off at the end of the runway missing a telephone pole by a mere 20 feet. Fighting exhaustion most of the time Lindbergh struggled to keep from falling asleep and at intervals stuck his head out the window of his plane to refresh himself in the wind-stream. At the end of 28 hours he sighted the cost of Ireland and for the first time realized that he was on target for his goal the airfield of Paris France. While still miles away he sighted the glowing night-lights of Paris. Shortly after he landed at Le Bourget Airfield to the acclaim of thousands awaiting him on the runway. At that moment Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis entered aviations hall of fame.
Wing span 35.5 inches 1\16 scale.