University of Florida Archives Moving Image Collection

Production number 16

Production title:  [Dean Weil at airport]

Production date: 1948

Black & white / no sound

Total running time: 00:03:30

Derived from 16 mm film.

Available in VHS, DVD, and Sony DV-cam.

This movie was filmed at Gainesville's airport and shows students inspecting an Eastern Airlines plane and Dean Joseph Weil and others disembarking from airplane.

The film label date was 1948. There is a collection of photographs in the Archives Image Collection that show Dean Weil and Gainesville's mayor at the airport after an inspection visit of Eastern Airline's Aeronautics Laboratory in Miami.  The photographs are dated 1949, but the plane depicted is clearly not the same one depicted in the film.   This may have been a similar inspection visit in the previous year.


0:00    Shot of Eastern Airlines aircraft and students inspecting it. Weil is interviewed along with stewardess.

1:30    Long descent sequence followed by shots of Weil and others disembarking from plane.

3:30    Film ends

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