The Spirit of St. Louis and Donald A. Hall
“Relating the story of the Spirit of St. Louis, its pilot Charles Lindbergh and the Ryan NYP aircraft at the Smithsonian museum, to educate the minds of tomorrow about discovery and innovation.”
Through our outreach, events, and talks, we teach lessons on innovation and risk-taking by emphasizing the lessons of: the $25,000 Ortieg Prize, Donald Hall’s 60-day aircraft build, Lindbergh’s goals and how building a fearless team succeeded in planning the flights of the Spirit of St. Louis.
The Engineer's TrunkOur Story
The collection held more than 900 never-before-seen photographs, personal correspondence, letters from Charles Lindbergh, original newspapers, design tools, models, negatives, and the original Hall blueprints of the Spirit of St. Louis.
Through those treasures archived by Donald Hall Sr., we discover the mysterious man behind Lindbergh’s historic flight to Paris and the unique engineering masterpiece that propelled Hall and Lindbergh into a new age of aviation and commercial flight.”
Built in 60 days, it allowed Lindbergh to take off in New York City and land in Paris after 33 1/2 hours. Lindbergh beat two of his close competitors, forever establishing his place in aviation history and winning $25,000.
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Flying Over TimeNews from our Blog
Introduction to Spirit and Creator Book – Mystery Man of the Spirit story
Spirit and Creator: The Mysterious Man Behind Lindbergh's Flight to Paris Published 2002 Introduction from the book My grandfather passed away in 1968, eight years before I was born. What I knew of him was limited to stories. Not of a gifted...
Building the Spirit of St. Louis scene from the 1957 Movie
The Spirit of St. Louis (film): Directed by Billy Wilder. With James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Patricia Smith, Bartlett Robinson, Author Space (Donald S. Hall, Sr.). Charles ‘Slim’ Lindbergh struggles to finance and procure an airplane that will make his New York to Paris flight the first solo transatlantic crossing.
Chairman’s Speech to the Board 2-19-2023
— Theme: Journey and Change Speech — by Nova Hall, Chairman/President of Flying Over Time Delivered to the Board of Directors at our Q1 meeting on 2-19-2022 Welcome honorable Board members and Guests I'm excited about the future of Flying Over...
West Valley Art Museum: Flying Over Time – The Spirit of St. Louis Exhibition
In 2015, the West Valley Art Museum selected and created a professional museum exhibition of Nova Hall's art, his grandfathers photography (Donald A. Hall, Sr) and select items from the estate of the Chief Engineer of the Spirit of St. Louis. The special showing was...
Flying Over Time: The Spirit of St Louis Exhibition – 2013 Intro and Kick
In 2013, Flying over time was first and foremost an immersive and multi-media traveling exhibition. The theatrical one act, one person play, "The Man behind the Spirit", written by Nova Hall was premiered at Arizona State University West and directed by Tiffany Kell,...
Nova digitalizing the Hall estate’s Spirit of St Louis Blueprints
Using the portable Cruze Museum art and document scanner for the Donald A. Hall estate's blueprints of the Spirit of St. Louis (originals from the files of Donald A. Hall Sr.) Matthew Owens (owner, Board Member) and Nova Hall (Chairman/President), filmed by Dawn Nave...