Meet the Fokker

Posted: February 10, 2013 in HDR, Michigan, Nikon D90

Arctic Expedition

In May of 1926, Richard Evelyn Byrd, along with pilot Floyd Bennett, made the 1st trip to fly over the North Pole in this Fokker tri-motor aircraft. Or did they… Apparently erased records, possible mis-calculations, and sceptics agree that the aircraft simply did not have the capability to make the trip within the duration it was in the air. Whether these claims are true or not are still yet to be proven, however, this trip did make Byrd’s later trips to the South Pole possible; where he would spend up to 5 months alone, risking his life, in order to contribute to the study of geology, metrology, biology, and exploration.

Click the picture to see more images from the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan


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