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Matt Revington

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Film of AE flying Autogyro rediscovered in Texas
« on: August 09, 2020, 05:59:02 AM »

https://www.fox7austin.com/video/838521

She looks tired and dirty after flying that thing
« Last Edit: August 09, 2020, 06:08:40 AM by Matt Revington »
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Ric Gillespie

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Re: Film of AE flying Autogyro rediscovered in Texas
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2020, 08:23:26 AM »

That had to be in July 1931. In June, on her way back east after failing to set a record for the fastest westbound transcontinental autogyro flight, she wrecked the aircraft in a takeoff accident in Abilene, Texas.  Pitcairn quickly provided her with a new machine.  Dallas, 180 miles east of Abilene, would be her first stop in the notoriously short-range auto-gyro. She wrecked that aircraft later that month arriving back in New Jersey.  She totaled a third autogyro in September in a landing accident in Detroit.
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Re: Film of AE flying Autogyro rediscovered in Texas
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2020, 06:03:53 AM »

And another newspaper picks up the story of the rediscovered film. OMG. Who pays these writers to turn out drivel so full of factual errors?

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Was it on a tiny, uninhabited island she was forced to land on when she and her navigator, Fred Noonan, ran into trouble during their transatlantic flight?

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There are some who believe Earhart survived after her plane crashed on July 2nd , 1937, as she attempted the very first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
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