Airplane Kids Umbrella
- Aluminium frame construction
- Simple push/pull opening action
- 2-foot wide canopy
- 22 X 27 inches when open
Greetings, passengers, and welcome to the friendly skies. Keep your co-pilot dry in the rain with this cute kids’ pop-up umbrella. With easy to use openings that won’t hurt little fingers, this bright brolly will have little aviators looking for rain clouds.
Starting with the records of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, formed in 1915 to study problems of flight and conduct research in aeronautics, the National Archives holds in trust records and other documents related to aeronautics.
The Spirit of St. Louis was officially known as the Ryan NYP (New York to Paris) and was loosely based on the Ryan Airlines M-2 mail plane, heavily modified to fly 4,000 miles without refueling. Since it was the only NYP ever built, the government registered it as N-X-211, in which "X" meant "experimental." Actually built in San Diego, the plane was christened the Spirit of Saint Louis in honor of Charles Lindbergh's supporters from the St. Louis Racquet Club in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Ryan Airlines worked closely with Lindbergh to build the plane in just 60 days with an eye toward claiming the $25,000 Orteig Prize for the first non-stop flight between New York and Paris. The plane cost $10,580 (about $145,000 in 2015 dollars) and did, indeed, win the prize.