The Ryan B-1 Brougham is the “sister” ship of the famous Ryan NYP Spirit of Saint Louis, piloted by Charles “Lucky” Lindbergh. The first solo, non-stop New York to Paris flight occurred in May 1927.

The world’s interest in aviation and the Brougham skyrocketed. Production was up to three planes a week, everyone wanted a B-1; which sold for $9,700.

The aircraft is made of welded chrome-moly steel tubing, solid spruce spars and covered with fabric. Note the original wicker bucket and bench seats. The swirled cowling was designed to hide the waves and bumps of the hand hammered metal and became a standard feature on the Brougham. Early aviators described the B-1 as “Flying Utopia” because of the smell of oil and gas, the feel of the sun and wind, the humming of the wires, and the chill of the altitude.
This is the only flyable Ryan B-1 in the world.

DISPLAY STATUS COUNTRY OF ORIGIN CURRENT LOCATION
Own United States Legends Hangar
PURPOSE & TYPE MATERIALS ERA & DATE RANGE
Cargo
Transportation
 Steel Golden Age
1918 – 1939
PRODUCTION &
ACQUISITION
SPECIFICATIONS SERVICE HISTORY
MFG: Mahoney-Ryan
First Produced: 1927
Number Built: 142
Armament: None

Acquired by Yanks in 1978.

Wingspan: 42 ft
Wing Area: 270 sq ft
Length: 27 ft 9 in
Height: 8 ft 9 in
Empty Weight: 1,870 lbs
Gross Weight: 3,300 lbs
Powerplant: Wright J-5
Thrust:
Cruise Speed: 105 mph
Maximum Speed: 125 mph
Range: 700 mi
Delivered: July 17, 1928