Sunday, June 8, 2014

Sightseeing in Washington, D.C. - Visiting National Air and Space Museum

The cherry blossoms peaked the week before Doug and I arrived in Washington, D.C. to exhibit at AwesomeCon, but a few trees were still in bloom at the entrance to the National Air and Space Museum.

The Spirit of St. Louis - flown solo by 25-year-old Charles Lindbergh on May 20-21, 1927 on the first non-stop flight from New York to Paris - is one of several planes on display in the entrance hall at the National Air and Space Museum.

The Wright Flyer - a product of a 4-year (1899-1903) effort by Wilbur and Orville Wright - made aviation history as the first powered airplane.  It flew at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on December 17, 1903.

Doug especially wanted to see the Spitfire Mk. VII since his older brother Neil flew  Spitfires in WW II.

We got a closer look at the Spirit of St. Louis - a custom-built, single engine, single-seat monoplane - from the second floor balcony

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

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