Topic: First plane ride for Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins
Posts: 365 From: McLean, VA, USA Registered: Feb 2004
posted 07-22-2009 02:01 PM
I would like to know what type of plane Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins rode in for their first plane ride? I believe Armstrong rode in a Ford Tri Motor as a youngster but I could be wrong.
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posted 07-23-2009 02:19 PM
Funny you bring up this topic as I just learned, today, about a special marker commemorating where Armstrong took his first airplane ride at age 6. Unfortunately I don't know the specific aircraft.
Posts: 176 From: australia Registered: Feb 2008
posted 07-23-2009 03:05 PM
I believe that Michael Collins first aircraft ride was as a child in a Grumman amphibian - a Widgeon I think, but a check of "Carrying the Fire" would confirm that.
Posts: 1657 From: Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Registered: May 2004
posted 07-26-2009 04:21 AM
Wasn't Aldrin's first flight in his Father's Beechcraft "Staggerwing" (which is on display at NASM)?