The history of famous airplanes. Australian polar explorer Captain Sir George Hubert Wilkins and American aviator Lieutenant Carl Benjamin Eielson in Spitsbergen, Svalbard after completing a 2,200 mile trans-Arctic flight from Alaska to Spitszbergen. Captain Wilkins in a civilian dress. An aircraft being moved out of the area. 'Detroit news, Arctic expedition' written on the side of the airplane. Captain Wilkins and Lt Eielson check over the airplane prior to a take off. Men dressed in civilian garb. The aircraft starts to taxi across the field. It is a Lockheed Vega aircraft. Animated world map shows the start of the Wilkins flight on April 15th from Point Barrow in Alaska and traces the route of the flight to Spitsbergen. The time of the flight was 20 hours, 20 minutes. They land at Green Bay in Spitsbergen.
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