In 1924, eight Army airmen set off to be the first humans to circle the globe by air. This silent footage, along with the Summer 2010 Prologue article "Magellans of the Sky" by Rob Crotty, tells their story.
Department of Defense. Department of the Air Force. (09/26/1947 - )
Summary: Coverage of the first world flight, 6 April- 28 September 1924 (Photo'd by Air Service). Reel 1: Pilots assembled in room plan route for round-the-globe flight. President Calvin Coolidge wishes aviators a safe journey. In Santa Monica, California, crews prepare for departure on the first leg of their journey to Sacramento. Mayor Elkins of Sacramento welcomes the aviators and crew.
Film Duration: 54 min