Edna Purviance's bio

Currently working on Edna Purviance's family biography. Draft is done. Photo: Leading Ladies © used by ednapurviance.org

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Remembering early day flight

Edna's husband, Jack Squire, flew for a few different airlines during his day. While he did fly passengers planes, his favorite was airmail flights to unique locations.

In the future I will be placing together films from Jack's personal film collection, but until that time here are a few YouTube links to different airplanes before 1940.

Jack did work for Pan Am about the same time as this first film.

Clipper ship - See more films at Travel Film Archive

• The first is a 38-minute film about Pan Am flights to South America. A very interesting 1935 tour of South America. (Jack and Edna lived in South America in the late 30s and early 40s) - LINK

• Sikorsky S-40 Flying Boat - (NOTE: In Jack's collection, he has a colour film of a similar model of this plane landing and unloading passengers). Great piece!) - LINK

• Latécoère 521 - Biggest Flying boat in its day - LINK

• A short 1931 film showing the first use of autopilot. - LINK

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