"America's Aviation Triumphs Continue!" [Run Time 1:04]

Titled "Oakland to Hawaii - America's aviation triumphs continue! The Pacific Ocean spanned by Lieuts. Maitland and Hegenberger in record-breaking 2,400 mile non-stop flight." Pilot Lester J. Maitland and navigator Albert F. Hegenberger stand by the tri-motored Fokker F.VII Bird of Paradise as onlookers view the high wing monoplane. The engines start and the plane taxis away making large clouds of dust before taking off and climbing into the distance.

Caption:
Bird of Paradise
Type: Newsreel
Image Date: July 14, 1927
Image Taken: Oakland, California, United States
Credit: WPA Film Library
Origin: British Pathé
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Bird of Paradise