• Short Summary

    Sir Charles Kingsford Smith and Captain Tailor complete their record flight across the Pacific.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "KINGSFORD SMITH'S LUCK HOLDS - Record flight across the Pacific."

    Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America (USA)

    A plane with Australian aviators Sir Charles Kingsford Smith and Captain Tailor taxiing in at Honolulu during their record flight from Australia to California - crowds running towards the plane to greet the aviators. Close up shot of Sir Charles and Captain Tailor with garlands of flowers around their necks.

    Oakland, New Zealand.

    Plane taxiing in at Oakland, New Zealand. Crowds surround the plane. Name on plane "Lady Southern Cross". Sir Charles leaving cockpit and being interviewed (natural sound). He is pleased with progress and the flight timing so far. He also praises Captain Tailor's navigating skills. Crowds around the plane.

    Los Angeles, United States of America (USA).

    Plane taxiing in at Los Angeles - the final destination. Sir Charles and Captain Tailor leaving the plane, crowds and press around. People congratulate the record aviators. Sir Charles talking (natural sound). He thanks Los Angeles on magnificent welcome.

    Note: Badly damaged film - very poor quality.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:16:00 / 01:32:55:00

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