AMELIA EARHART DISAPPEARS Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are well into their round-the-world flight when they take off from Lae, New Guinea on 2 July 1937 with the intended destination of Howland Island. The aviators never reach their destination and disappear without a trace to become one of the greatest mysteries of all time. Aerial and ocean searches for the pair yield no results.
Date: July 2, 1937 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:44:00, With Audio
ARMY AIR CORPS TEST FLYING FORTRESS The Army Air Corps at Langley Field, Virginia take their new Boeing bomber out for a test flight. The enormous machine is dubbed the "Flying Fortress" because it's powered with four 850 horse power motors.
NEW WINGS FAIL STUNTMAN - AIRPLANE POV Tommy Thompson tries out a pair of metal wings hoping to soar over Tacoma, Washington but is forced to fall back on his parachute after jumping out of a plane. Airplane passenger POV of the daring stunt and Tommy's plummet to earth.
GLIDER STUNT Traveling at sixty miles an hour on an aquaplane, a fearless youth springs to the undercarriage of the glider. He switches positions with the glider's pilot, who then dismounts into the water below.
Date: 1936 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:11:00, No Audio
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