Winners of the 1927 Dole Derby Trans-Pacific air race land in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Honolulu Hawaii USA Date:1927, August 17 Duration:1 min 31 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A huge crowd of people (including a number of U.S. Army personnel in uniform) converges on the airfield at Honolulu, Hawaii, to witness the arrival of the Travel Air 5000 airplane, named "woolarc," winner of the Dole Derby trans-Pacific air race. The aircraft taxis across a wide swath of grass, assisted by men at each wing. A small airplane taxis behind it. An Army officer walks past the camera. Pilot Arthur C. Goebel and navigator, William V. Davis Jr. are seen next with Hawaiian Leis around their necks as they are surrounded by congratulatory well-wishers. They are closely escorted by an Army officer into a tent, where some children, including one boy with a bandage and patch over his left eye. Outdoors, Pilot Arthur Goebel receives more flower leis and poses for closeups. Next, the Breese-Wilde 5 Monoplane, NX914, "Aloha" is seen taxiing after arriving second in the race. an Army officer waves some spectators away from the taxiing aircraft. Navigator Paul Schluter waves from the rear cockpit. He and pilot, Martin Jensen, are next seen with leis around their necks. In the final sequence, winners Goebel and Davis are seen with second place aviators, Jensen and Schluter, flanking James D. Dole, who has just presented each pair their award checks.
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