The statue first appears when Dusty Crophopper arrives at New York while trying find the Wings Around the Globe pit row at John F. Kennedy International Airport. It later appears when Ripslinger flies past it in the final leg back to New York.
- It is based on the real-life Statue of Liberty.
- The pillar below the statue is slightly "car-ified".
- In the World of Cars book, the statue is a Ford Model T without the pillar underneath being "car-ified". In Planes, the statue is a forklift.