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Spirit of St. Louis

The Spirit of St. Louis is the airplane used by Charles Lindbergh to make the first trans-Atlantic flight.

Also known as the Ryan NYP, it is a custom design by Donald Hall of Ryan Airlines based on the Ryan M-2. Although designed for its successful New York to Paris flight and built in San Diego, it was named after St. Louis because of financial backing from that city.

The Spirit of St. Louis is currently on display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

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