The Floyd Bennett aircraft takes off for the Polar flight and reaches the south pole during the Antarctic Expedition.
Antarctica Date:1928 Duration:17 min 55 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. Navy Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd's Antarctic Expedition. The Floyd Bennett aircraft is readied for the Polar flight. The aircraft being loaded. Everything being weighed before loading. Men stand near the plane. 'Byrd's Antarctic Expedition' written on the aircraft. Blizzard sweeps down Doctor Laurence Gould's camp at Queen Maude Mountains. Admiral Byrd awaits for seven days due to the blizzard. Admiral Byrd seated at his desk and goes through several notes. Radio operator flashes the message from Gould's camp that the weather is clear. The Floyd Bennett aircraft takes off for the Polar flight. Admiral Byrd takes United States flag with him. Men in the camp area wave goodbye. The camp area is called as 'Little America'. Radio operator and several other men gather around the radio. The aircraft struggles and abandons some of the food. They receive the instructions to avoid Heiberg glacier. Admiral Byrd makes several calculations and decides that the aircraft is flying near South Pole. Aerial view of mountain ranges. The aircraft reaches South Pole. Men radio that the South Pole has been reached. The men check the gasoline for the flight back towards the camp area. The aircraft lands at the camp area. Men gather to meet Admiral Byrd.
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