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“Round Two” … at the NASM

John needed to verify a few more details before moving forward with his definitive reproduction Spirit of St. Louis by JNE, so we made one more trip back to Washington DC earlier this month.

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This time it was necessary for John to go up in a JLG Lift in order to get “up close and personal” with the NYP.

John Norman with the original Spirit of St. Louis on 21 Oct. 2016

John Norman with the original Spirit of St. Louis on 21 Oct. 2016 

John had made several “templates” off his own Spirit by JNE before we traveled back to Washington DC.  

John placing his "template" for the trailing edge on the original NYP

John placing his “template” for the trailing edge on the original NYP

John checking the "arc" of his wingtip with a "template" on the original.

John checking the “arc” of his wingtip with a “template” on the original.

What a wonderful surprise to place the templates on the original and find they fit perfectly!