Flying Down to Rio

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Flying Down to Rio movie poster.

Movie (1933)
French title : Carioca

Dolores del Río (Belinha De Rezende)
Gene Raymond (Roger Bond)
Raul Roulien (Julio Ribeiro)
Ginger Rogers (Honey Hale)

(Synopsis needed)

Monocoupe 90

Reg. NC192K Monocoupe 90 c/n 526.

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Fred Astaire jumping out.
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Unidentified Aircraft

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Various Aircraft

After one hour and seveteen minutes, the Show is going to start.
Reg. PP-DER is for a dark biplane not seen on air.
See detail bottom.

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Buhl Bull Pup LA1

Used by Honey (Ginger Rogers) acting as flying commissioner of the airshow.

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Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5A

Reg. PP-X29 (or X25 ?) is one of the several S.E.5As used by no less five chorus line band.

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Fairchild 71

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Unidentified Aircraft

Despite close to the Lockheed Vega, the tail unit (PP-CDR ?) has a diferent shape.

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Monocoupe 90

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NC192K again ?

Sikorsky S-40

One of the three Sikorsky S-40 built and used only by Pan Am-Pan American Airways.

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