KINGFORD-SMITH & TAYLOR SET NEW FLIGHT RECORD Australian aviators Capt. P.G. Taylor and Sir Charles Kingford-Smith fly from Australia to San Francisco, California in the Lady Southern Cross setting a new record of being the first to fly the route via the Pacific.
DOUGLAS AIRLINER TO BREAK AIR RECORD Noted pilot Captain Eddie Rickenbacker teams up with Eastern Air Lines to use their new Douglas airliner to break the West-East Transcontinental flight record. Co-pilot POV of the Captain flying the giant plane.
LADY PILOTS ATTEMPT ENDURANCE FLIGHT Pilots Mary Owens and Jeanne Larene of Dallas, Texas set out to break the endurance record of staying aloft for more than ten days. The girls take turns sleeping and refuel in mid-air.
GLIDER WITHOUT TAIL TESTED OUT Dr. George A. Spratt of Coatesville, Pennsylvania and friends assemble his new tail-less glider plane, which keeps its balance in the air with an unusual movable wing. Dr. Spratt then tests his invention with a brief flight and landing.
ITALIAN PILOT SETS NEW ALTITUDE RECORD - 1 Pilot POV flying above the clouds as famous Italian aviator Renato Donati breaks the world altitude record when his plane reaches 47,340 feet. Afterwards a slighty disoriented but happy Renato is helped from his plane by his ecstatic countrymen.
AVIATOR TESTS FIRST FLIGHT PRESSURE SUIT Aviation pioneer Wiley Post makes the first practical advances in pressurized flying as he tests the world’s first pressure suit reaching an altitude of 40,000 feet.
PRIVATE PLANE EMERGENCY LANDING A small passenger plane makes an emergency landing with failed landing gear. As it skids on its belly to a stop, an emergency crew drives in to douse the underside with water for fear of fire.
Date: November 29, 2007 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:26:00, No Audio
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