Flying with Arthur Godfrey

TV host Arthur Godfrey takes controls of an Eastern Air Lines passenger plane to show us "behind the scenes' of a 1950's American airline company. He was certified to fly virtually every type of aircraft in existence during his lifetime (rotor, jet, multiple engine, helicopter, holding FAA type ratings from the DC-3 to the Constellation) and was an honorary pilot for Eastern Airlines. He appeared in a 1953 Eastern Airlines film with famed pilot Dick Merrill at the helm of a Constellation. His friend Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker gave him a customized DC-3 in 1947. This gives an idea of what it was like flying in the early days of passenger aviation. Length 60:00.