JIM MOLLISON SETS NEW FLIGHT RECORD - 1932 Scottish aviation pioneer Jim Mollison becomes the first pilot to perform an East-to-West solo trans-atlantic flight from Dublin, Ireland to Pennfield, New Brunswick with his plane "The Heart's Content."
AMY JOHNSON SETS NEW FLIGHT RECORD - 1932 British aviatrix Amy Johnson breaks her new husband Jim Mollison's flight record as she sets a new solo record for the flight from London, England to Cape Town, South Africa. The flying sweethearts grin for the cameras thrilled that they share the same interests and records.
WILEY POST TAKES OFF ON SOLO WORLD FLIGHT Famous aviator Wiley Post points out a list of the places he plans to fly to as he circles the globe solo in his monoplane "Winnie Mae." Post poses briefly with his plane then prepares for take-off on yet another record-breaking flight.
JESSICA DUBROFF'S DREAM ENDS - 1996 Montage of seven-year-old Jessica Dubroff of California who set out to become the youngest person to fly across the U.S. Sadly, her plane crashed during the flight killing her and her father and flight instructor who were on board.
Date: April 11, 1996 - COLOR Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:24:00, With Audio
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 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.
JESSICA DUBROFF SETS OFF FOR NEW RECORD - 1996 Seven-year-old Jessica Dubroff of Half Moon Bay, California waves to family and friends as she takes off with her father and flight instructor on her quest to set a new record as the youngest pilot ever to fly across America.
Date: April 10, 1996 - COLOR Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:22:00, No Audio
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.
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