NEW ZEALAND FEMALE AVIATION RECORD BREAKER JEAN BATTEN JOKES WITH THE PRESS & FANS New Zealand female pilot Jean Batten jokes about her most recent flight to the press and waiting fans. "Ladies and gentlemen I do want to say how very pleased I am to have arrived here safely and I do also want to thank you for waiting here for my arrival. I've just been told that some people have been here since early this morning and I'm only sorry that I could not have arrived sooner. But after all it is a woman's privilege to be a little late."
AMERICAN PILOT AMELIA EARHART ARRIVES FROM A FLIGHT A plane comes in a for landing and its famous female pilot Amelia Earhart climbs out to greet those waiting for her. Amelia Earhart is one of the most famous aviators of all time setting such records as being the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic and for creating a worldwide mystery that has never been solved with her disappearance during a solo flight in 1937.
AMERICAN AVIATOR AMELIA EARHART SETS RECORDS EVEN WHEN TROUBLE STRIKES A disheveled but radiant Amelia Earhart talks about her flight and intention to set new records in aviation. "Well I lost my head cover and so that caused me to lose some time which was serious to me." A reporter notes however that she has still broken her previous nonstop record by several hours.
NEW ZEALAND FEMALE AVIATION RECORD BREAKER JEAN BATTEN New Zealand female pilot Jean Batten lands her plane. Still wearing her flight gear Ms. Batten poses for cameras before leaving the plane and walking through the crowd of fans followed by reporters. She was awarded the Harmon Trophy three times for setting new aviation records in the decade.
AUSTRALIAN AVIATOR SIR CHARLES KINGSFORD SMITH Australian aviator Sir Charles Kingsford Smith aka Smithy is helped from his plane by eager fans and media then talks to the press about his experiences. Smithy was the best-known early Australian aviator setting such records as making the first trans-Pacific flight from the United States to Australia in 1928.
AVIATION RECORD BREAKERS JIM MOLLISON & AMY JOHNSON Jim Mollison a famous Scottish pioneer aviator is surrounded by media and fans after setting yet another flight record. He attracted even more attention when he announced his marriage to notable English female aviator Amy Johnson also surrounded by media and fans. Mollison proposed to Ms. Johnson only 8 hours after they met during a flight together.
NEW YORK TICKER TAPE PARADE FOR ITALO BALBO & CREW A 1933 ticker tape and reception in New York honor aviation luminaries including Air Marshal Italo Balbo and crew for their flight from Rome to Chicago in 25 Italian seaplanes. New York held no less than 9 New York ticker tape parades during the decade for aviation luminaries setting new records.
SIR ALAN COBHAM TAKES FLIGHT - 1930S Sir Alan Cobham the English aviation pioneer takes to the skies in his plane. He became famous as a pioneer of long distance aviation doing such tests of endurance as a 5,000 mile air tour of Europe visiting 17 cities in 3 weeks in In 1921.
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