Various aircraft take off for the first commercial aircraft reliability tour at Ford Airport in Dearborn, Michigan.
Dearborn Michigan USA Date:1925 Duration:6 min 12 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A film titled 'Wings of Progress' about the first commercial aircraft reliability tour for Edsel B. Ford Trophy in Dearborn, Michigan. The founder of the Ford Motor Company Henry Ford and the President of the Ford Motor Company Edsel Ford arrive in cars. R.W. Schroeder receives instructions from Edsel Ford. Judges observe details of each aircraft. An aircraft named 'Travel Air' piloted by E.K. Campbell takes off. A second aircraft named 'Travel Air' piloted by Chief Bowhan takes off. Another Travel air aircraft piloted by Walter Beech being flagged off. A 'Junker' and a 'Swallow' piloted by Fred Kelchoir and John Stauffer take off. Another Swallow piloted by Earl Rowland takes off. A Fokker aircraft piloted by E.P. Lott and a 'Carrier pigeon' aircraft piloted by Casey Jones takes off. An aircraft 'Martin' piloted by Codwell being flagged off. Another Martin aircraft piloted by L.S. Richardson takes off. A Ford all metal aircraft piloted by Edward G. Hamilton taxis to take off. An aircraft named 'Yackey Sport' piloted by W.J. Adams takes off.
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