Flying With Arthur Godfrey (1953)

TV host Arthur Godfrey takes controls of a passenger plane to demonstrate airline operations. He tells us all about his flying history, and shows us some early planes, but the real meat of the film is an extended section of him piloting a routine Eastern Airlines domestic flight in a Lockheed Super-Constellation.

This is actually quite interesting – from a historical perspective, as he goes into detail about how a commercial airline is piloted, how to navigate over water, and how pilots use instruments to guide them when the weather prevents a visual approach.

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