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Ryan NYP "Spirit of St Louis" - National Air & Space Museum, Washington, DC
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On this day in 1927, the Ryan NYP made its first flight out of San Diego. Charles Lindbergh has ordered this custom-made aircraft, sponsored by St Louis businessmen, in order to win the $25.000 of the Orteig prize. Intention: to cross the Atlantic from New York to Paris non-stop. To honor his sponsors, Lindbergh named his aircraft the 'Spirit of St Louis'.
Exposure Time 1/30 s
Aperture f/5.6
ISO 500
Model Canon EOS 30D
Lens EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
Focal Length 78 mm
Date Time of Original 2013:02:23 17:14:01

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