Charles Lindberg takes off in the "Spirit Of St. Louis" on the first transatlantic flight, 1927. The trip nearly ended before it began. "Lucky Lindy's" monoplane was so loaded down with fuel that he barely cleared the trees at the end of the runway. This clip was slightly edited from the original.

These are the last pictures taken of the female flyer Amelia Earhart. "In June 1937 she began a flight around the world, flying eastward from Miami, Florida, accompanied by Frederick J. Noonan, a navigator. Their plane disappeared on July 2, while en route from Lae, New Guinea, to Howland Island. An extensive search by planes and ships of the United States Navy failed to discover any trace of the lost flyers, and their fate remains a mystery." © 1993-2003 Microsoft Corporation.

This is a new sound composite, produced by C. E. Price, of news footage of the Hindenburg explosion and Herb Morrison's reporting of the event. Both video and audio are in the public domain, as well as this particular composite. Other composites, similar to this one, could be in copyright. This one is free and clear to do with what you wish. The entire film can be downloaded at: http://www.archive.org/details/hindenberg_explodes


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