Aircraft Photo of NC1547 / C1547 | Fokker Universal | #304821
Registration / Serial:NC1547
Alternate Registration:C1547
Aircraft Original Type:Fokker Universal (Model 4)
Aircraft Generic Type:Fokker Universal (Model 4)
Aircraft Version:Fokker Universal
Manufacturers:Fokker / Atlantic
C/n (msn):418
Aircraft Name:The Splitdorf
City / Airport:Garden City - Roosevelt Field (closed)Map
Region / Country:New York, United States
Airport Codes:None
Photo Date:27 November 1927
Photo from:Peter de Jong Collection
Photo ID: 304821
Photo Comment

With this Fokker Universal, Bert Acosta and Emile Burgin intended to retake the world endurance record which Clarence Chamberlin and Acosta had held briefly earlier in 1927. The attempt either did not happen or failed. The Splitdorf was reported wanted by the sheriff of Bergen County, New Jersey, in early 1928, and Connecticut suspended 'bad boy' B B Acosta's pilot licence, allegedly for trying to fly under a bridge. Photo from: Dan Shumaker collection

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