[1928 Aviation Achievements]

The 1928 film follows the life of national hero Charles Lindbergh, as he embarks on a nationwide tour and sparks a renewed interest in aviation. Other aviation milestones of the year were showcased in the film, such as the first regularly scheduled passenger planes, the largest land-based plane built to that time, the British experimental plane the inflexible, the largest dirigible ever built, and the first woman to fly the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart. The film also follows the German Graf Zeppelin, as it sets a record of nine days and 20 hours in flight and receives a ticker tape parade in New York, and showcases the first aerial marriage. The film demonstrates how aviation was quickly becoming a symbol of the modern era and inspiring all sorts of new ideas and innovations.

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