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  BELL 206 LONGRANGER "SPIRIT OF TEXAS"
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  • BELL 206 LONGRANGER "SPIRIT OF TEXAS" - Washington D.C.
      BELL 206 LONGRANGER "SPIRIT OF TEXAS"
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  • ROYAL AIRCRAFT FACTORY F.E.8 - Washington D.C.
      ROYAL AIRCRAFT FACTORY F.E.8
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  • MUSTANG P-61D -"WILLIT RUN?", BRITISH RAF AIRCRAFT - Washington D.C.
      MUSTANG P-61D -"WILLIT RUN?", BRITISH RAF AIRCRAFT
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  • Douglas DC-3 - Washington D.C.
      Douglas DC-3
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  • Douglas DC-3 AND OTHER AIRCRAFT - Washington D.C.
      Douglas DC-3 AND OTHER AIRCRAFT
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Apart from many early planes and flying machines I've seen numerous younger famous aircraft in National Air and Space Museum including Bell 206 LongRanger "Spirit of Texas." Bell 206 is one of the most successful helicopter designs in the world. The Spirit of Texas completed the first circumnavigation of the world by helicopter on September 30, 1982 ended in Fort Worth, Texas. It took 29 days, 3 hours, and 8 minutes. Henry Ross Perot, a billionaire American businessman from Texas best known as a candidate for President of the United States (in 1992 and 1996) was together with Jay Coburn the crew of the famous flight.

British Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.8 was a World War I rotary-engine-powered airplane and a state-of-the-art design in 1915. Unfortunatelly its production delayed and F.E.8 was no longer a state-of-the-art fighter, but was an easy kill, a deathtrap for the men who had to fly it.

The North American P-51D Mustang was a successful long range fighter aircraft which entered service with Allied air forces in 1941. It's regarded the world's best long-range, propeller-driven escort fighter of WWII used by British RAF to escort bombers on missions deep into Germany. Its sleek lines make it one of the most distinctively recognizable aircraft of the Second World War.

Douglas DC-3 first flew in 1935 and popularized air travel in the United States. With just one refuelling stop, transcontinental flights across America became possible. It's one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made (add Boeing 707 and Boeing 747).



Address: 4th and Independence Ave, SW; Washington DC 20560
Directions: Metro station: l'Enfant Plaza. On southern part of the National Mall, east of the Castle and west of the National Museum of the American Indian and U.S. Capitol Building. Map here
othercontact: info@si.edu
Phone: +1 (202) 633 1000
Website: http://www.nasm.si.edu

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 11, 2006
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