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.
Wright Plane flies in Le Mons, France. Wilbur Wight's plane with 25 horse power and two chain-driven propellers at Le Mons, France. Two men start propellers. Frenchmen pull Wright brother's plane 'B' Pusher type over the ground to steel rail catapult ramp. French military and civilian spectators at air show. Frenchmen pull launch weight into steel tower. Start of flight on 08 August 1908. Steel weight descends and plane catapult into air. Airplane flies.
First public demonstration flight of the Wright Brothers in Le Mans France in 1908 as seen in a 1928 commemoration film. Mechanics rotate the propellers of the aircraft for engine start. Orville Wright sitting in the cockpit with a person. The aircraft is launched by means of a catapult. The Wright aircraft flies low over a field.