2008 Chkalov’s Landing in Vancouver: First trans Pacific flight from USSR to US in 1937
Location: Evergreen at Main St. Vancouver, WA
Artists: Guy Drennan and Lindia Stanton
“Chkalov Flies From Moscow to Vancouver –
1937” November 2010 38’ x 26’
Commemorates the first Trans-polar non-stop flight from Russia to the US. The pilots decided to land at Pearson airport rather than Los Angeles considering the way the French had reacted to Charles Lindberg flight earlier by tearing his airplane to pieces.
The image is from a photograph which has been adjusted to fit the available space. The starboard wing is painted on the glass. The extract from Chkalov’s speech will be printed on a metal sheet and attached to the wall. The image was sponsored by Buck and Lilia Heidrick, Realvest Corporation, Jeff Barger, CTS Language Link, Sherwin Williams Paint, Coast Rentals and United Rentals
Painted with Lindia Stanton.