NELSON MANDELA MEETS TONY BENNETT Chance meeting between Tony Bennett and South African President Nelson Mandela. PLEASE NOTE: ALL VIDEO & AUDIO OF NEWS ANCHORS & REPORTERS IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR LICENSING.
Date: January 15, 2001 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:26:00, With Audio
WILEY POST GIVEN N.Y. TICKER TAPE PARADE Wiley Post is greeted by 50,000 people in Floyd Bennett airfield following his successful eight-day round-the-world solo flight. Later the pioneer aviator is given a New York ticker tape for his accomplishment.
NATIONAL HOT AIR BALLOON TITLE SOUGHT The five nations of Germany, Poland, Belgium, France and the United States compete in the
James Gordon Bennett hot air balloon race in Glenview, Illinois. The crowds cheer loundly all but drowning out the event announcer as the balloon crews launch into the sky.
TRAGIC LAST FLIGHT OF AVIATOR General Francesco de Pinedo takes off from Floyd Bennett Field, N.Y. for a non-stop flight to Baghdad. Tragedy strikes when the plane crashes on the runway then erupts into a column of flame killing the aviator.
WILEY POST ON RECORD-BREAKING SOLO FLIGHT Wiley Post stops at Edmonton, Canada to refuel during his incredible eight-day solo flight around the world. From there he makes the journey home to Floyd Bennett Field, N.Y. where he is greeted crowds of adoring fans and the press.
"AMERICAN NURSE" FLIGHT CREW DISAPPEARS - 1932 Itís the last time Danish pilot William Ulbrich, Dr. Leon Pisculli, Edna Newcomer and woodchuck Tailwind are seen as they board their plane "American Nurse" from Floyd Bennett Field, N. Y. to Rome. The trioís intent is study the effects of fatigue and carbon monoxide gas as possible causes of transatlantic flight crashes. Ironically their plane disappears before they reach Italy joining the ranks of unsolved mysteries.
1964 SUMMER OLYMPICS SWIM EVENTS The U.S. and Australia take top honors in swimming events at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics. Don Schollander sets a new record in the men's 100-meter free style while Dawn Fraser wins the woman's race. Jed Graef leads teammates Gary Dilly and Bob Bennett in the 200-meter backstroke. PLEASE NOTE: VIDEO & AUDIO OF NEWS ANCHORS & REPORTERS IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR LICENSING.
ANDREWS FLIGHT RECORDS General Andrews, flying an amphibian Martin B-12, establishes 3 new world records for seaplanes flying round trip from Langley Field, Virginia to Bennett Field, New York. General Andrews wth two associates, the plane, the propellor, the bomb bay, plane taking off and in flight, a hand crank camera.
CAPTAIN BOYD & TURTLE TAKE OFF FOR HAITI Captain J. Errol Boyd and two companions get ready to take off from Floyd Bennett Field, N.Y. for a record non-stop flight to Port au Prince, Haiti. Captain Boyd's young daughter sends along her turtle to keep him company.
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