This Day in Aviation History
July 4th, 1927
First flight of the Lockheed Vega.
The Vega was a six-passenger monoplane built by the Lockheed company starting in 1927. It became famous for its use by a number of record-breaking pilots who were attracted to the rugged and very long-range design. Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly the Atlantic single-handed in one, and Wiley Post flew his around the world twice….
Wikipedia, Lockheed Vega:
YouTube, Lockheed Vega Maiden Flight “2013”:
This video is of the Maiden flight of John Magoffin’s restored Lockheed Vega, the only one that is currently flying.
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