E. S. Ritchie Aperiodic Compass from the Winnie Mae

In 1935 Wiley Post scavenged this aperiodic compass from the older Winnie Mae for use on his new plane, a Lockheed Orion. Post lost his life when the airplane crashed. The compass was recovered during the investigation.

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This aperiodic compass salvaged from Wiley Post's 1935 fatal crash had previously flown in the Winnie Mae.
Type: Artifact
Image Date: 2012
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Origin: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Creator: Eric Long
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This aperiodic compass salvaged from Wiley Post's 1935 fatal crash had previously flown in the Winnie Mae.