Flying Wild

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Flying Wild movie poster.

Movie (1941)
Also known as: The East Side Kids in "Flying Wild"

Leo Gorcey (Muggs McGinnis)
Bobby Jordan (Danny Graham)
Joan Barclay (Helen Munson)
Dave O’Brien (Tom)

"East side kids" is a series of twenty-two movies and this one is the third.
Muggs loves Helen, a nurse who has eyes only for Tom, the test pilot of the Reynolds aviation factory. Once he has an air accident, Muggs and all his friends try to find the traitor and spy that everyone guess.

Gee Bee Model Z Super Sportster

First part of the crash of Tom is illustrated by this footage of the fatal crash of Lowell Bayles on 5th december 1931.
Reg. NR77V Gee Bee Model Z is seen too among DVD 11 of Wings of Russia (page 2).

FlyingW GeeBee-Z 07mn19.jpg

Bellanca J-3-500

The action ended by the fatal crash of De Pinedo during his failed take-off to Bagdad; same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Bellanca J-3-500

Ford 4-AT-35 Trimotor

The flying ambulance in which Helen works.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Ford trimotor 4-AT-35, c/n 35, reg. NC7121.
Ford trimotor 4-AT-35, c/n 35, reg. NC7121.

Most of the time, a whimsical decor is used (a round fuselage instead the square one of the Ford).

FlyingW FlAmb-false 10mn23.jpg
FlyingW FlAmb-false 06mn30.jpg

Lockheed Vega 5C

Registration NC19958, c/n 102 built in 1929. Same aircraft in other works at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Civil Fixed-Wing).

FlyingW Vega-5C 07mn20.jpg
FlyingW Vega-5C 52mn40.jpg
FlyingW Vega-5C 57mn37.jpg

Lockheed 12A Electra Junior

Lockheed 12A Junior, c/n 1245, reg. NC18957.

Lockheed Hudson

Lockheed Hudson awaiting their delivery to the R.A.F.

FlyingW Lockheed-Hudson end.jpg

Bellanca CH-400 Skyrocket

Bellanca CH-400 Skyrocket, reg. NC14700

Harlow PC-4

FlyingW Harlow-PC4 19mn29.jpg

Travel Air Type R Mystery S

Only the tail and registration code on the right of the image. Flown by Florence "Pancho" Barnes before being sold to Paul Mantz who used it in several movies.

Travel Air R, reg. NC613K.

Waco EQC

FlyingW Waco-EQC 32mn20.jpg

Unidentified Aircraft

Perhaps a TAYLOR J-2 Cub (saddly, the registration is not fully visible).

FlyingW unknown 12mn44.jpg

Unidentified Aircraft

Seems to be a Piper or a Taylor but which model ?

FlyingW Piper 13mn06.jpg

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