Flying Businessman

Prelinger archives/


6 ½ Magic Hours

The comfort and delight of transatlantic air travel at the beginning of the jet age.


Airport America

Advocates increased airport construction, especially in rural America. Describes the centrality of general aviation to the U.S. economy. With many images of American townscapes, especially in rural areas; small-town airports; and businesspeople using small airplanes to expedite their activities. Tech Director: Chet Moulton. Narrator: Marx Hartman. Recording: Cinesound.


The Airport

Functions of the modern airport, showing all aspects of airline passenger service.


Air Transportation

Workings of a commercial airline before air travel became a mass phenomenon.


Flying Businessman

How businesspeople can benefit from general aviation. With many shots of flying businessmen, airports and airport and aviation facilities in the Fifties. Kodachrome.


Plane Talk

Shows the varied forms of communications used by commercial air carriers in confirming reservations, preparing aircraft for flight, monitoring aircraft in flight and maintaining air-to-ground contact. With good imagery of passenger airline operations at the moment when air travel was just becoming a mass phenomenon. Director: Leo Rosencrans.