Bandleader Aviator Roger Wolf Kahn, makes daring low altitude pickup of mail in Norfolk, Virginia.
Norfolk Virginia USA Date:1931, April 23 Duration:1 min 3 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Bandleader-Aviator, Roger Wolfe Kahn, son of multimillionaire banker, Otto Kahn, sits in a 1930 Bellanca CH-400 Skyrocket airplane. He taxis and takes off, flying from New York to Norfolk Virginia, where he makes a daring low altitude test of system for in-flight pickup of mail. He swoops to within a few yards of the pickup point, and snags a mail satchel suspended atop a building only 102 feet high, The mail pouch is delivered by air drop in a field, where it is picked up by a man who places it in a car and drives away. (Note: This actual airplane, Bellanca NC 7084, is being restored by its owner, Dan Cullman of Kent, Washington.)
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