Registration / Serial:N31250
Alternate Registration:NX31250
Aircraft Original Type:Story-Eyerly
Aircraft Generic Type:Story-Eyerly
Aircraft Version:Story-Eyerly Special
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:American Airmen's Association
Aircraft Name:Little Gee Bee
City / Airport:Washington - Dulles International (KIAD / IAD)Map
Region / Country:Virginia, United States
Collection:National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian) - Udvar-Hazy Center
Photo Date:8 April 2015
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:77621Submit Correction
View count: 76
This aircraft was acquired after WWII by George Bogardus, who named her 'Little Gee Bee' and flew her from Oregon to Washington DC in 1947, 1949 and 1951. These three flights helped to convince officials in the CAA and the CAB that amateurs could design and build light aircraft that were safe, reliable, and capable of practical cross-country flights. Legislation was passed in 1952 that sanctioned the registration and operation of amateur-built aircraft, leading on to the founding of the EAA.
Registration / Serial:N31250
Alternate Registration:NX31250
Aircraft Version:Story-Eyerly Special
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:American Airmen's Association
City / Airport:Washington - Dulles International (KIAD / IAD)Map
Region / Country:Virginia, United States
Photo Date:8 April 2015
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Registration / Serial:N31250
Alternate Registration:NX31250
Aircraft Original Type:Story-Eyerly
Aircraft Generic Type:Story-Eyerly
Aircraft Version:Story-Eyerly Special
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:American Airmen's Association
Aircraft Name:Little Gee Bee
City / Airport:Washington - Dulles International (KIAD / IAD)Map
Region / Country:Virginia, United States
Collection:National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian) - Udvar-Hazy Center
Photo Date:8 April 2015
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:77621Submit Correction
View count: 76
This aircraft was acquired after WWII by George Bogardus, who named her 'Little Gee Bee' and flew her from Oregon to Washington DC in 1947, 1949 and 1951. These three flights helped to convince officials in the CAA and the CAB that amateurs could design and build light aircraft that were safe, reliable, and capable of practical cross-country flights. Legislation was passed in 1952 that sanctioned the registration and operation of amateur-built aircraft, leading on to the founding of the EAA.
Registration / Serial:N31250
Alternate Registration:NX31250
Aircraft Version:Story-Eyerly Special
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:American Airmen's Association
City / Airport:Washington - Dulles International (KIAD / IAD)Map
Region / Country:Virginia, United States
Photo Date:8 April 2015
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact