World's Most Complete History of Spirit of St. Louis Up For Sale
October 15, 2009 — Longtime EAAer Ev Cassagneres, EAA 311976, of Cheshire, Connecticut, has spent well over 40 years documenting the world’s largest history of Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis airplane as well as its builder, the Ryan Aeronautical Company of San Diego, California. That collection is now up for sale and Ev has written to EAA hoping to get the word out in the aviation community.
In a recent letter to EAA President/Chairman Tom Poberezny, Cassagneres wrote, “This is an urgent alert. This collection is available for sale, to the highest bidder, and needs to be put into some archive to be available to our future generations for both education and research.” If someone in the aviation community does not come forward, Cassagneres fears, “It may end up in the hands of someone who is only a collector…and never to be available to the public or aviation community.”
If interested, contact Cassagneres for more information at 203-272-2127.
Ev Cassagneres is the author of Ambassador of Air Travel: The Untold Story of Lindbergh's 1927-1928 Good Will Tours, and The Untold Story of the ‘Spirit of St. Louis.’ In all, five books have been written as a result of his research.