1930s British hobby clubs used to fly model airplanes from their own mini airfields. The
mono and biplanes looked exactly like their full-sized originals, including movable
ailerons and markings. Often exceeding a five-foot wingspan, these antique originals
are rare and very expensive. Authentic Models has reproduced some in minute detail.
Fabric stretched frames, leather cockpit accents, brass and aluminum details, laminated
propellers, bright colors, and big markings. True craftsmanship. For flight aficionados.
Not a kit. Sits on a desk or table, without use of a stand.
An optional desk stand is available (see below).
12" x 19.75" x 3.5"
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, 1,000 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 aviation’s hall of fame.