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Bell 206L-1 LongRanger II "Spirit of Texas," Courtesy National Air and Space Museum

NASM Displays Globetrotter Helicopter the "Spirit of Texas"

 

NASM Displays Globetrotter Helicopter the "Spirit of Texas"

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Year: 
1982
Month: 
november
Day: 
17
Date: 
Wed, 1982-11-17

The Spirit of Texas, the first helicopter to fly around the world, is placed on display at the National Air and Space Museum. The pilots, Jay Coburn and H. Ross Perot, Jr., later received the Samuel P. Langley Medal for their pioneering flight.