Challenge over the Atlantic

United States, 1979

Film
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In 1979 Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson and Larry Newman flew a hot air balloon, the Double Eagle II, across the Atlantic from U.S.A. to France, succeeding where hundreds of others had failed for over a century. The factors that enabled these three to surmount an enormous challenge and succeed where others failed are the same as those required to achieve superlative goals in any field. Includes interviews with the three men who discuss their philosophies on setting goals, surmounting challenges, teamwork and superior performance.

Credits

production company

Vantage Communications Inc.

ABC Sports (US)

Duration

00:15:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1979

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

33037

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Voyages and travels

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Aeronautics - History

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Flight

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Hot air balloons

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Transatlantic flights

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Motivation (Psychology)

History → History

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Hot air balloons

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Flight

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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