AMELI A EARHART SETS OFF ON LAST FLIGHT Amelia Earhart tunes up her plane then she and navigator Fred Noonan take off from Oakland, California on the first leg of a round the world flight. The journey will end with their mysterious disappearance.
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
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.
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."
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.
SHE BRIEFS THE CREW An Air Force captain, a female flight engineer, gives a pre-flight briefing during the testing phase of the the F-22. Shots show men in a classroom-like setting and the captain standing in front of the room using a an overhead projector. CU of captain talking to camera.
Date: 1998 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:22:00, No Audio
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.
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