Airplane flight endurance record set by U.S. Army Air Service Fokker trimotor aircraft using inflight refueling
United States USA Date:1929, January 7 Duration:1 min 35 sec Sound:NO SOUND
The U.S. Army Air Service modified Atlantic-Fokker C-2A, named the 'Question Mark,' taxis and takes off. Refueling operation between the Question Mark and a Douglas C-1 aircraft. Question Mark in flight over the coast of California. A U.S. Army Air Service Douglas C-1refueling plane, with hose trailing below it, flies above the Question Mark. Crew member can be seen disconnecting the 3 inch fuel hose and throwing it off the Question Mark. After being aloft continuously for 6 days, the Question Mark landed at Metropolitan Airport, Van Nuys, California on January 7, 1929. Staff Sergeant Roy W. Hooe, Lieutenant Elwood R.(Pete) Quesada, Lieutenant Harry A. Halverson, Captain Ira C. Eaker and Major Carl A. Spatz, stand beside their airplane. (Spatz later changed spelling of his name to Spaatz.)
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