Transpacific Flight

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  • 15 min

This short documentary from the On the Spot series—“the National Film Board’s up-to-the-minute report of what’s happening somewhere in Canada”—invites us aboard a transpacific flight. Host Fred Davis, on his way to shoot stories in Japan and Korea, interviews the pilot, navigator and flight attendants.

Film Credits

producer
Bernard Devlin
camera
John Foster
host
Fred Davis

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Comments

  • ronsig

    “I don't know why they did not mention it, but this was Canadian Pacific Flight of DC-6B! Great historical film!” — ronsig, 14 Aug 2012

  • garymclean

    “These flight crews were absolutely awesome. Initially they all had to be registered nurses - don't know if this was true for this era in flight. One thing I miss is eating real steak off real china, and with stirling silver cutlery. Imagine that today - arming every passenger with a steak knife!” — garymclean, 30 Jul 2012

  • Johntechwriter

    “Passenger conditions seem somewhat more humane than today's. Great mustache, Fred!” — Johntechwriter, 18 Nov 2011

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