• Short Summary

    Great story takes us on a flight across the United States from New Jersey to San Francisco.

  • Description

    Titles read: "WINGS OF THE WEST!"

    United States of America.

    Flight from the East Coast to the West Coast on a Dakota aeroplane.

    Several shots of DC3s / Dakota aircraft lined up, being prepared for flight and taking off at Newark Airport, New Jersey. Passengers board one of the planes and find their seats for an early morning 3,000 mile trip to the West Coast. The propellors start up and the plane takes off. An air hostess hands out hefty magazines on board.

    Aerial view of New York City and Manhattan as we fly by. Good shots of American people looking up at the plane. Passengers on board play cards and eat their lunch. As evening falls the plane lands in Chicago (for refuelling?). Beds are made up on the aircraft; a woman is tucked in by a stewardess.

    At dawn the plane flies over a range of mountains, including Pikes Peak, where we see the Will Rogers Memorial. Flying over Utah we see the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Copper mines at Bingham in Utah and then the Grand Canyon, Sierra Nevada and the Boulder Dam in Colorado. Aerial shots of San Francisco; the Golden Gate Bridge. M/S of the plane in flight, superimposed over an outline of the map of America, with numerous TWA airline insignia around it.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1200.22
    Media URN:
    41524
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:18:00 / 01:48:29:00
    Canister:
    PT 524

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