Aviation Photo #1650272 Lockheed 5C Vega - Untitled

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Flying this specially modified Lockheed 5C Vega, famed aviator Wiley Post set many records and pioneered several aviation technologies. In 1931 Post and navigator Harold Gatty flew it around the world in eight days, and in 1933 Post became the first to fly around th world solo, taking only seven days. In 1935, while wearing the world’s first pressure suit, which he helped design, Post flew the Vega into the stratosphere, reaching 547 km/h while cruising in the jet stream.
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    Robert Domandl
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    Lockheed 5C Vega
    Lockheed 2/5/DL Vega
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    Lockheed
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    NR105W
    Washington - Dulles International
    Virginia
    USA
    July 22, 2009
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