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NATIONAL AIR TOUR

Dearborn, Michigan, October 4, 1925. The spectators began arriving at the flying field very early in the morning.  They walked, they pedaled bicycles, they rode motorcycles and drove touring cars, they came on streetcars and buses and trains, from Dearborn and Detroit and Ann Arbor, from Grand Rapids and Saginaw and Kalamazoo, from Chicago and Buffalo and New York City. By three o’clock on this rainy Sunday afternoon there were 35,000 people at the Ford Airport. Most people know Henry Ford as the founder of the Ford Motor Company, the creator of the Model T, and other famously successful automobiles. Few people know that his true passion was aviation. This film chronicles the desire of one man to create a national air tour that would ignite this same passion in a nation.