Fokker F27 Mini Series

A small collection of historic 1950s and 1960s promotional films distributed by both Fokker and Fairchild to promote their then new Fokker 27 and Fairchild F-27 to the airline market of the day.

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Operating the Fokker F27 Friendship All Around the World Circa 1963

This English language Fokker promotional film dates from circa 1963, and is a fabulous visual celebration (or resume) of the numerous airlines all around the world that were operating the very capable and reliable Fokker 27. The film strives to show the differences in the extremes of environment that the Fokker 27 was comfortable operating …Read more »

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Fairchild F-27 Prop Jet An Excellent Story of Success as a Corporate Transport Circa 1960

Fokker of the Netherlands provided a license to Hagerstown, Maryland based Fairchild Aircraft to manufacture their famous Fokker 27 in the United States for sales to North American based airlines and corporate operators in the late 1950s and 1960s. Fairchild slightly modified the aircraft name designation to “F-27” with a dash between the F and …Read more »

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The Fokker F27 Friendship Story (Dutch version)

In the 1950s, the Douglas DC-3 Dakota was the premier short haul airliner of the day. But the aircraft was even then deemed to be out-dated, as it was already some 20 years old, and with the advent of the turbine engine, Fokker the Dutch plane-builder saw an opportunity that was ripe for the picking. …Read more »

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Test Flying the Fokker F27 with Fokker Test Pilot H.V.B. Burgerhout (Dutch)

This Dutch language promo film was made by Fokker in the 1950s to demonstrate the impressive flight characteristics of their then new Fokker 27 regional airliner. Powered by two Rolls Royce Dart engines, the same reliable engines that powered the four engine Vickers Viscount, the Fokker F27 went on to achieve a similar worldwide sale …Read more »

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Fokker Aircraft Memories

These wonderful films capture the pioneering age of Dutch commercial aviation when Anthony Fokker started producing Trimotor transports for the budding airlines of the day. The first part of Fokker Aircraft Memories DVD presents archival black and white footage of the aircraft built by Fokker between the wars. Fokker Aircraft In the mid-1950s, Fokker emerged …Read more »