Inspired by Lindbergh's flight, Dave Logan sets out with a Washington-Philadelphia airline but suffers financial problems. With flying ace Hap Stuart he tries clipper ships on the Caribbean, then aims for the trans-Pacific route. His relentless ambition forces those closest to him to abandon him.
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THRILL TO A NEW TRIUMPH! LOVE SPANS THE PERILOUS PACIFIC! (original print ad - all caps)
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The film begins on the day that Dave Logan (Pat O'Brien) arrives back in New York by ship which was also the same day the Charles Lindbergh had a ticket tape parade following his May, 1927 nonstop solo flight from New York to Paris which took place on June 14, 1927. Later that same day Logan quits his job with James Horn & Co. Importers in order to go back to aviation by starting an airline flying between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. which he established in conjunction with the Sesquicentennial Exposition in Philadelphia which had taken place the year before running from May 31 to November 30, 1926. See more
I think he needs you, Jean. You'd take any man's mind off airplanes.
Edited into Fly Away Baby
The Stars and Stripes Forever
Written by John Philip Sousa
Played at the ceremony before the China Clipper's initial Pacific flight See more