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Civil Aviation - The Golden Age of Flight Film Library 2 DVD

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Go back to the magical era of air flight where brave men and women risk their lives for the glory and adventure of breaking records - including such early legends as Charles Lindbergh and Kay Stinson plus the 1927 Dole Air Race. It also include more modern features from the 40's and 50's showing how "modern" airplanes and airports work and much more.

Here are all the films that make up this historical collection:

6 1/2 Magic Hours ( 2.147483649e+09 BCE )

The beginning of the jet age was a magical time when everything was clean and elegant. This film promotes Pan Am's jet clipper service from New York to London and shows how nice air travel used to be before the days of cutthroat cost cutting have reduced service.

Producer: Kahlenberg
Audio/Visual: Sound, Color
Run time: 12:25

Airport America (1954)

Discusses how critical air travel is to the American economy and how it is necessary to expand airport service across the country, espeically in more rural parts of America. This film shows many small town and their airports and shows how business people are making use of these airports to runt heir businesses more efficiently.

Producer: Film Originals
Audio/Visual: Sound, Color
Run time: 13:58

The Airport (1948)

Take a behind the scenes tour of a modern airport and learn all the things that occur from the time a passenger is ticketed until the passenger leaves. It includes showing how baggage is handled, how the food service works, weather planning, scheduling of take off and arrivals and much more.

Producer: Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 10:29

Flying Businessman (1953)

Demonstrates how business people can make use of local airports to improve their business relationships and grow even if they are located in a smaller area. The film shows many different airports and facilities from the 1950s.

Producer: Film Originals
Audio/Visual: Sound, Color
Run time: 12:56

Flying with Arthur Godfrey (1953)

Learn how an airplane operates in this guided tour that hosts Arthur Godfrey actually flying a plane.


Producer: Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
Audio/Visual: Sound, Color
Run time: 48:02

Look to Lockheed for Leadership

Demonstrates various Lockheed aircraft and how they use test pilots to test their newest innovations and break various speed records to show how they are developing the cutting edge of aviation technology. The film also shows such famous air prersonalities as the Wright Brothers, Amelia Earhart, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lindbergh and Howard Hughes.

Producer: Tradefilms, Inc.
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 30:50

Letter From an Airline Pilot

Learn all about how an airplane operates from an airline pilot in a letter to a passenfer. The pilot discusses the steps to prepare an airplane for flight, how the food is prepared, how they maintain the airplanes so that they are always safe, how they fly them even when they can't see anything and many other aspects of airplane operation.

Audio/Visual: sound, Black & White
Run time: 22:50

Lindbergh's Flight and Return (1927)

Newsreel showing aviator Charles A. Lindbergh's famous flight from New York to Paris on his solo transatlantic flight. The newsreels ends with his triumphant return to the U.S.

Producer: Fox News / Kinograms
Audio/Visual: Silent, Black & White
Run time: 7:04

Flying the Lindbergh Trail (1937)

This Pan Am flight follows the path of a Sikorsky S-42 Flying Boat on its way from Miami to Buenos Aires. The flight starts at the Dinner Key Sea Plane base in Miami and goes to the Caribbean Islands and then off to South America. The film has excellent shots of the plane and the tour and is a beautiful example of Golden Age aviation.

Producer: Unknown
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 44:37

Air Transportation (1947)

This film shows all the aspects of running an airline with an emphasis on the personnel and how it creates many jobs for a variety of skilled and semi-skilled people for both commerical airlines and chartered/independent airlines. You will learn the inner workings of reservations, sales, flight crews, ground maintenance, ticket sales and many other aspects of running an airline.

Producer: Holmes (Burton) Films, Inc.
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 10:01

Kay Stinson, Aviator (1917)

Kay Stinson breaks the air speed record from San Diego to San Francisco with an average speed of 66 mph on her flight in 1917.

Producer: Unknown
Audio/Visual: Silent, Black & White
Run time: 3:08

Dole Air Race, 1927 (1927)

Watch the famous Dole Air Race of 1927 with a variety of famous early aviation pioneers. The race really highlights these brave people as flying in a race of this sort at that time period was dangerous and it shows a crash and makes it clear that not everyone made it to the finish line. Some of the brave aviators you will see in this race include Emory Bronte, Ernie Smith, Arthur Goebel, William Davis, Martin Jensen, Paul Schulter, Livingston Irving, Norman Goddard, Kenneth Hawkins, Bennet Friffin, Al Henley, Lieutenant Knope, Miss Mildred Doran, Auggie Pedlar and many others.

Producer: Kinograms
Audio/Visual: Silent, Black & White
Run time: 9:50

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