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Waldo.Pepper
09-02-2007, 02:27 AM
I know I am suffering from rampant old fogieism but I rather like this simplistic little video. I remember being a passenger in a Vickers Viscount, back when flying was fun.

Arthur Godfrey learned to fly in the 1930s while doing radio in the Washington, DC area, starting out with gliders, then learning to fly airplanes. He was badly injured while driving one afternoon in 1931, spending months recuperating. The injury would keep him from flying on active duty during WWII. He served as a reserve officer in the U.S. Navy in a public affairs role during the war.

He made this film in 1953, taking the controls of an Eastern Airlines Constellation airliner and flying to Miami, thus showing how safe airline travel had become. .

Anyway you can read the rest of the Arthur Godfrey wiki article for yourselves here...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Godfrey

Here is the 1953 TV movie mentioned that he made for Eastern Airlines called, Flight.

Flying also has airplane cameos of a Curtiss headless pusher Model D, and Eddie Rickenbacker, friend and Eastern Airlines Chairman taxiing during a scene in a Spad replica of the one he flew during WW1. Lots of Constellation material for fans of THAT plane. (That means you LBF.)

http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=3233965115528187277

Jagdgeschwader2
09-02-2007, 05:05 AM
Fantastic Waldo! Is there a way to download these google videos for media player?

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jagdgeschwader2s3.jpg

Waldo.Pepper
09-02-2007, 04:40 PM
I like the navigation details in this flick.

As for how to download from google. I used google to search for how (kind of like using Judo! The strength of my enemy being used against it ... like it.)

Anyway multiple methods here.

http://www.srobbin.com/2006/10/18/methods-for-downloadi...o-as-flv-avi-or-mp4/ (http://www.srobbin.com/2006/10/18/methods-for-downloading-google-video-as-flv-avi-or-mp4/)

Hope they still work. If you want I shall upload my original avi file ... if you feel like downloading 450 meg or so.

J_A_M_F_
09-02-2007, 05:18 PM
Originally posted by Jagdgeschwader2:
Fantastic Waldo! Is there a way to download these google videos for media player?

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jagdgeschwader2s3.jpg The easiest way is using FireFox as a browser and the "UnPlug" plugin.

(Google vids are usualy the first save option when using unplug.)

Jagdgeschwader2
09-02-2007, 08:57 PM
Hope they still work. If you want I shall upload my original avi file ... if you feel like downloading 450 meg or so.

No need to go through all that trouble mate. I'm looking at several software solutions. I just thought I was missing something obvious. I think I'm going to try out WM Recorder. Thanks for posting another very interesting video. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://www.wmrecorder.com/

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Jagdgeschwader2
09-02-2007, 09:01 PM
Originally posted by J_A_M_F_:
The easiest way is using FireFox as a browser and the "UnPlug" plugin.

(Google vids are usualy the first save option when using unplug.)[/QUOTE]

I think I might give this FireFox browser a try also. Thanks.http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Waldo.Pepper
09-02-2007, 11:01 PM
"UnPlug" plugin.

You are completely right about unplug JAMF. I forgot I even had this plug in installed.

Viper2005_
09-03-2007, 05:44 AM
The Wright brothers wouldn't be all that happy about him talking about their achievements whilst sitting in a Curtiss!

capt_frank
09-03-2007, 06:45 AM
Google used to allow downloads and vid playback on their own player. I have a folder of their vids which still work.

Too bad, it was so easy to download from there.

buzzsaw1939
09-03-2007, 10:39 AM
Heres a little side note... I met Arthur in Ketchican Alaska in about 1980, I recognized his voice on the radio asking for a pirep for the new airport, after filling him in, I landed and was waiting for passengers while watching him land in his Beech Baron, (smooth as silk!) We had a little conversation, I remember him as a skinny little red head with a warm and friendly personality, he said he was spending his time shooting ILS approaches all over the country in his Baron, it was his passion at the time.

I guess this wasn't well known at the time, so I thought I would throw it in here! nice post Waldo. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif