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Old Nov 29, 2012, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by mrittinger View Post
Nice project!

As a 9 year old kid, my dad took me to Detroit City Airport. He took a rare day off work and we went down there because the EAA was flying their replica across the country on the 50th anniversary of Charles' flight in 1977.
We watched the Spirit fly in and land, and taxi to the terminal. A car pulled up, and this little old lady got out of the back. I had no idea who she was, but my dad took me over to say HI to her. I'll never forget that she gave me a stick of gum, and asked what I thought about the Spirit. After we said hello and walked around the Spirit a bit, my dad told me that she was Mrs. Lindbergh :O I had met the widow of an aviation legend....never forget it. Somewhere I have a photo of my dad standing next to the rudder .....memories live a long time!

A very cool story! I had my first plane ride at the Detroit City Airport.
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