Richard Byrd, Bert Acosta, Bernt Balchen, and George Noville

The Fokker C-2 America with the engines running on a specially built takeoff hill on Roosevelt Field before Richard Byrd's transatlantic attempt.

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The Fokker C-2 America with the engines running on a specially built takeoff hill on Roosevelt Field before Richard Byrd's transatlantic attempt.
Type: Photograph
Image Date: 1927
Image Taken: Roosevelt Field, Long Island, New York
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
NASM 2004-23039
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The Fokker C-2 America with the engines running on a specially built takeoff hill on Roosevelt Field before Richard Byrd's transatlantic attempt.