Edsel Ford of Ford Company flags off aircraft at the Airplane Reliability Tour for the Edsel B Ford Trophy in Dearborn.
Dearborn Michigan USA Date:1925 Duration:5 min 57 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A film on the Commercial Airplane Reliability Tour for the Edsel B Ford Trophy at Ford Airport in Dearborn, Michigan. Edsel B Ford, President of the Ford Motor Company, and R W Schroeder, former holder of World's Altitude Record, during the Commercial Airplane Reliability Tour for the Edsel B Ford Trophy, at the Ford Airport in Dearborn, Michigan. Edsel Ford, the official starter, with Schroeder beside a vehicle. Schroeder holding the white flag. Edsel Ford holding the white flag stands with the official staff of judges on the airfield. Several men on the airfield. Edsel Ford standing with a few men waves the flag. People moving about on the airfield. Edsel Ford standing with several men flags off an aircraft. The aircraft piloted by Walter Beech takes off. Edsel Ford flags off another aircraft piloted by Fred Melchoir and the aircraft has 'Junkers' written on it. A biplane prepares to take off from the airfield. Number '14' written on the biplane. Edsel Ford flags off the biplane. The biplane piloted by John Stauffer takes off. Another aircraft piloted by Earl Rowland is flagged off. Men beside the aircraft. Edsel Ford flags off an aircraft. 'Fokker' written on the aircraft. The Fokker aircraft piloted by E.P.Lott takes off from the airfield. A biplane piloted by Casey Jones is flagged off. Men beside the biplane. Edsel Ford flags off an aircraft piloted by Cy. Caldwell. A few men beside Edsel Ford. An aircraft piloted by L.B.Richardson is flagged off from the airfield. A Ford all-metal aircraft piloted by Edward G.Hamilton flagged off. The aircraft takes off from the airfield. A biplane piloted by E.A.Goff Jr. flagged off. Another biplane piloted by W.J.Addems flagged off. Several men on the airfield watch the aircraft taking off.
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