Winnie Mae Equipment Diagram

When it debuted in 1927, the Lockheed Vega made other single-engine planes obsolete. It quickly became the preferred choice for many record setters. Post added to his Vega a long-range fuel tank, a hatch on top for celestial sightings, and side ports for drift sightings.

Caption:
Wiley Post extensively modified the Winnie Mae for his 1931 around-the-world flight with Harold Gatty.
Type: Illustration
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Origin: National Air and Space Museum, P.V.H. Weems Collection
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Wiley Post extensively modified the Winnie Mae for his 1931 around-the-world flight with Harold Gatty.