American Harry Richman and Dick Merrill take off in a monoplane for a fight to London from Floyd Bennett Field in New York.
New York City USA Date:1936, September 2 Duration:1 min 47 sec Sound:Yes
American Musical Comedy Star Harry Richman and aviation pioneer Henry Tyndall Dick Merrill (Chief Pilot of Eastern Airlines) on a projected two day round trip fight to London from Floyd Bennett Field in New York. The pair prepare for a flight to dine in London and return to New York for Breakfast. Their Vultee V1-A aircraft [NC16099] being parked outside hangar at Floyd Bennett Field. People gather around the aircraft. Eastern Airlines President, Captain Edward "Eddie" Rickenbacker (U.S.World War One, Ace of Aces) shakes hands and gives best wishes to Richman and Merrill for the flight. The two men get into the monoplane named 'Lady Peace.' The aircraft taxis and takes off from the runway.
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