Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh and Mrs. Anne (Morrow) Lindbergh take a flight in a Lockheed 8A Sirius (Altair) airplane
Newark New Jersey USA Date:1930 Duration:46 sec Sound:Yes
Spectators watch as Charles A. Lindbergh and his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, arrive by car at the Newark, New Jersey airport, where they are to try out a new Lockheed Model 8A Sirius ( Altair ) airplane, the first model equipped with retractable landing gear. Mrs.Lindbergh climbs into the rear cockpit and closes her canopy. Colonel Lindbergh converses with a Lockheed official as he climbs into the front cockpit. The aircraft taxis out and takes off. (Note: This is not the Lindberghs' airplane. This aircraft displays "NR-119-W" on its tail. It was actually purchased by the U.S. Army Air Corps as USAAC Y1C-25, number 32-393, and was damaged beyond repair in a belly up landing accident at Wright Field, Ohio, in June, 1932.)
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