Tail section of plane designed by Henri Farman, a successful competitor of the Wright brothers. Three men seen around the plane. Farman pours gasoline into tank from a can. Plane taxiing for take-off. Plane in flight over Issy-les-Moulineaux in France during demonstration in 1908.
Development of early airplane. The most successful competitor of Wright brothers Henry Farmen and his airplane, in 1908. Men working on it. Farmen fills gas tank of hi s plane while other persons on ground watch. Farmen flying machine takes off in a ground.
Chronicling history of early flight. A German motorless glider early aircraft is launched from atop a hill and flies over bystanders on a field. Short history of the Wright Brothers flights at Kitty Hawk is given, showing planes, hangar, and living quarters for the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina during 1903 to 1908 period. Footage of successful flightby Wilbur Wright in Le Mans France on August 8, 1908. People watch from grandstand as plane flies. Newspaper headlines detail success in Le Mans. Front page of "The North American" is shown with headline "Wright Glides in Air as a Hawk; flies 2.17 Miles in 106 Seconds!"
Very brief glimpses of Wright brothers public demonstration at Le Mans, France, in 1908. Mechanics are seen simultaneously pulling propellers on Wright Flyer to start the engine. Suspended heavy weight is dropped to provide power for driving airplane along its launching rail. The airplane seen flying above the terrain smoothly.
The first successful flight in Le Mans, France on August 8, 1908. French President Armand Fallières and a French General shake hands. French officers and civilians in the background. The civilians hauling up a launching weight that is to catapult an airplane from a steel launching rail. Wright Bothers airplane takes off for its first flight.
The first passenger flight of Wilbur Wright's airplane in Le Mans, France. A newspaper announcing the first passenger flight of the Wright Brothers airplane. Wilbur Wright and a French journalist climb aboard the airplane for the first passenger flight. The airplane takes off and gains altitude. Civilians watch Wilbur Wright's first passenger flight. Tress in the background. Wilbur Wright's airplane carrying the first passenger.