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Elmira New York USA 1934 stock footage and images

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Pilots take off on their gliders from a field in Elmira, New York.

Shows pilots take off on their gliders from a field in Elmira, New York. Several gliders in flight. Richard C. Dupont in his glider attains 6500 feet and breaks the American record for motor-less aircraft.

Date: 1934, July 2
Duration: 1 min 5 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Eight National Soaring Contest as gliders take off with the help of a mechanical launching device in Elmira, New York.

Eight National Soaring Contest in Elmira, New York. More than fifty aircraft take part in the contest. People seated to watch gliders take off. The gliders on a field. A mechanical launching device being demonstrated as a glider takes off. A roller with strings rotates as the glider takes off. The glider in flight and lands.

Date: 1937, June 25
Duration: 47 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Motorless flights in sky during 10th Annual Soaring Contest in Elmira, New York.

People pushing a flight to the track as the 10th Annual Soaring Contest gets underway in Elmira, New York. The motorless flight takes off. Flights tied with wire. Two flights flying in the sky. United States flag waves and a flight passing by.

Date: 1939, June
Duration: 55 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Fleet of motor-less gliders in flight at Elmira in New York, United States.

Fleet of motor-less gliders in flight at Elmira in New York. Frank Hawks starts the show. The glider pilots gathered around a glider on ground. Glider catapults from a mountain to begin its flight. Formation of five gliders. Various gliders catapult. Gliders land on ground. Jack O'Meara with his Baker McMillen Cadet II

Date: 1931
Duration: 6 min 23 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
United States Air Chief Major General H H Arnold taking off in glider at National Glider Meet in Elmira.

National Glider Meet at Elmira, New York. U.S. Air Chief Major General H.H. Arnold boarding glider and taking off and taking off. Men standing near winch which supplies take off. Gliders in air, soaring and landing.

Date: 1941
Duration: 51 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Helen Mack wins the title "The American Beauty" in New York, United States.

Scenes from the "The American Queen of Beauty ' pageant in New York City, United States, in October 1934. (The "Miss America" pageant was not held in 1934 due to Great Depression financial troubles that affected the pageant in 1933. This "American Queen of Beauty" pageant was sponsored by Madison Square Garden, and held only this one time, in 1934). Contestants in swim suits move around the judges. The judges consisting of experts are seated on the center of the stage. Helen Mack, who was Miss New York State, is seen being given the title of American Queen of Beauty after she defeated 3,000 girls from 30 states. She holds the silver winner's cup.

Date: 1934, October 8
Duration: 37 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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