Aeroplane Monthly 1974-02
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Lockheed Vega /Preservation Profile/ (10)
Gatty (left) and Post at Burbank during 1931 world flight
Post at Berlin, July 16, 1933, during solo world flight.
THE NEW "WINNIE MAE": Wiley Post's Lockheed "Vega," Winnie Mae, as modified for his trans-continental stratosphere flight. The undercarriage is dropped immediately on taking off, and landing is accomplished on a skid on the bottom of the fuselage. Post's first attempt at this flight failed.
The ultimate Winnie Mae, supercharged for substratosphere flights, 1935