• Short Summary

    Wiley Post sets off to fly to Berlin and then on around the world.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Round the world in 6 days? Atlantic flown again by Wiley Post, the one-eyed Indian, flying alone in 'Winnie Mae' his Robot equipped plane..."

    United States of America (USA).

    Shots of Aviator Wiley Post climbing up into the cockpit of his single engined Lockheed Vega monoplane 'Winnie Mae'. Post, wearing an eye patch, pulls on his flying helmet and waves to the camera. He says 'So long - see you in about six days'.

    The engine starts up. Shots of the plane as it takes off.

    Intertitle reads: "After 26 hours flight to Berlin (3,600 miles) he only waited to refuel and was off again in 2 1/2 hours - what a man!".

    Berlin, Germany.

    Post climbs out of the cockpit of his plane. He is helped to the ground.

    He oversees the re-fuelling of his plane.

    Post climbs back into 'Winnie Mae' and the plane moves back to the runway.

    N.B. This story and the one which follows it 'fate was not so kind' were originally one item.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    729.33
    Media URN:
    6577
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:53:00 / 01:44:45:00
    Canister:
    33/58

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