Last of its Kind
A look inside the Smithsonian's Stratoliner.
- By Paul Hoversten
- AirSpaceMag.com, August 14, 2009
Dane Penland, NASM
The Stratoliner arrived at the Udvar-Hazy Center on August 6, 2003. Restored to its original condition, it is shown here next to a more modern luxury carrier, the Concorde. The Stratoliner “is like the Concorde of 1940s,” says Robert van der Linden, curator of aeronautics at the Museum. “Extremely high-class, catering to the wealthy.”