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ZPG-2 Snowbird

From this cockpit removed from the control car of the ZPG-2 airship "Snow Bird," Commander Jack R. Hunt commanded a crew that flew into history during March 1957. Launching from Naval Air Station (NAS) South Weymouth, Massachusetts, the airship made two crossings of the Atlantic before touching down at NAS Key West, Florida. All told, "Snow Bird" spent just over eleven days aloft in covering 9,448 miles without refueling. For his performance on the flight, Hunt received the Harmon International Trophy for Aeronautics.

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