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by their generous contributions
have made possible this memorial
commemorating the memory of
Civic support for the Wiley Post solo fight around the world in 1933 and for this monument dedicated Sept 26, 1963, was initiated and erected by the
Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce
The Wasp S3D1 Engine
Was built by
Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Division
United Aircraft Corporation
East Hartford, Connecticut
World's first successful space suit
was conceived by Wiley Post
and developed by
The B.F. Goodrich Company
The "Winnie Mae"
Was a Lockheed Vega 5 - C
Lockheed Aircraft Corporation
June 23 - July 1, 1931
Wiley Post circled the globe in 8 days, 16 hrs , 31 minutes flying the "Winnie Mae" and accompanied by a navigator.
July 15 - July 22, 1933
He made the first solo flight around the world in the same aircraft in 7 days, 18 hrs, 49 minutes.
Wiley designed the first
pressurized space suit in 1934.
In this equipment and
supercharged engine on the
Winnie Mae, he proved that
greater speed could be
obtained above the weather at
high altitudes: December 2,
unofficial altitude 48.000 feet.
March 15,1935-- Los Angeles
to Cleveland in the sub stratosphere 340 Miles per hour
His pioneering flights
led to the development of high
altitude high pressurized craft. <