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.
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
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.
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.
FEMALE PILOT JERRIE MOCK CIRCLES GLOBE SOLO Ohio mother of three Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock sets out to finish what Amelia Earhart started and completes the first solo around-the-world flight by a woman pilot, and in a record 29 days too.
REFUELING THE ? IN MID-AIR Early mid-air refueling. Airplane The Question Mark is refueled by hose from another plane 43 times - shots from different angles of a few of these refuelings. At end of week, Question Mark lands, pilots exit plane and are congratulated. Close-ups of flight staff.DOC - 1929 - B/W
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.
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