(1600px)With the first plane to break the sound barrier at the right upper corner and the Spirit of St.Louis at the left.
(1400px)With AA Ford Tri-Motor above and United Boeing 247 below.
(1600px)The cockpit of this classic DC-7, what a sight! Flagship Vermont carried around 130,000 passengers in her nearly 13,500 flying hours.
This wonder exceeded flight at six times the speed of sound!
The aircraft that started it all.
This is how it all began... 108 years ago the Wright brothers have inaugurated the aerial age with this very aircraft.
The Spirit of St. Louis is but one of the many gems to be found at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
This X-15 obtained Mach 6.72 at an altitude of 108km! Hard to believe it was designed in the 50's! Aerospace engineering at its best!