Pioneer Drift Meter

Lindbergh carried a Navy drift meter like this one to measure wind drift. He never used it because it was too difficult to mount and operate outside the window while flying and still manage to control the aircraft safely.

Caption:
Lindbergh carried (but did not use) a drift meter like this on his flight to Paris in the Spirit of St. Louis.
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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Lindbergh carried (but did not use) a drift meter like this on his flight to Paris in the Spirit of St. Louis.
Lindbergh carried (but did not use) a drift meter like this on his flight to Paris in the Spirit of St. Louis.