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Walter Mittelholzer flew the thee engine Fokker airplane ordered by the King of Kings, the Lion of Judah, His Majesty, Hailé Selassié, to Ethiopia from Switzerland. He left Switzerland on February 2, 1934 and landed in Addis Ababa on February 23, 2914. The flight consisted of 12 legs with a total logged flight time of 46.28 hours.


Flight Plan


Stop in Kasaala, Sudan, Prior to Final Leg to Addis Ababa
 
Aerial View of Addis Ababa - Train Station is Center Right

Central Addis Ababa - Hailé Selassié Triumphal Arch in Center

Aerial View of Palace

Arrival Day - Airplane Hangar Being Built in Background

A Royal Welcome Message
 
Royal Mementos for Herr Mittelholzer



A Royal Thank You
 
 

 

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