• Short Summary

    Commander Byrd takes a first flight in his tri-motored plane before his Antarctic Expedition.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "By 'Plane to the South Pole - Cmdr. Byrd's great tri-motored metal 'plane... for his Antarctic Expedition... makes fine first flight."

    (Location of events unknown.)

    M/S shows a Ford Trimotor aeroplane being wheeled across the tarmac outside an aircraft carrier. Commander Byrd and another man pose outside the plane in their flying gear and goggles, then get inside.

    L/S of the plane taking off. Air to air shot of the plane in flight.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    722.26
    Media URN:
    34734
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1928
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:41:00 / 01:51:37:00
    Canister:
    G 1493

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The aircraft seen is a Ford Trimotor, Reg. NO. NX4542, named "Floyd Bennett".

    It has been preserved, and is now displayed at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

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  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks.

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