On May 21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh won the Orteig Prize by completing the first solo non-stop flight from New York to Paris in his single engine plane, the Spirit of St. Louis. Less than a year later, Lucky Lindy and the Spirit made their last flight together when the aircraft was donated to the Smithsonian Institution. These Fox Movietone News outtakes from April 30, 1928 capture images of that final journey. The plane now resides in the entrance hall at the National Air and Space Museum.
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