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Views of interior of Palmdale facility in California.

Views of a painted TV-2, a U.S. navy airplane. Exterior of Palmdale facility in California. Interior of the facility, final production of aircraft going on. T-33A towed by a truck from assembly building to inspection area on flight line.

Date: 1955
Duration: 2 min 7 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Ronald Reagan and Walt Disney at 1955 Disneyland opening ceremonies; and scenes from 35th Anniversary of Disneyland in 1990.

Circa-1990 aerial flyover of Disneyland, in Anaheim, California, followed by brief vintage footage of Walt Disney in an office in 1955, introducing Disneyland and showing a giant map of the theme park on his wall. Shots of July 1955 opening ceremony are presented along with shots of the Disneyland 35th anniversary celebration. Ronald Reagan is seen at both events. President Ronald Reagan in 1990 seen congratulating the park on it anniversary. Then a flashback shot to 1955, with actor Ronald Reagan leaning over a balcony of Main Street in Disneyland and talking about the opening celebration. Cutting back to 1990, Roy E. Disney is seen unveiling a plaque at the anniversary celebration. Scene shifts back to 1955, with Walt Disney welcoming visitors to Disneyland during its opening celebration, and a view of a plaque unveiled at the park's opening. In 1990 footage, Roy Disney notes that no one except Walt could have predicted the success of Disneyland. Views of visitors at contemporary Disneyland enjoying a teacup ride and on the Splash Mountain log flume ride, followed by scenes with colored confetti falling at the 35th anniversary celebration.

Date: 1990
Duration: 2 min 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Demonstration of F-104A Starfighter during unveiling ceremony at Palmdale airport in California.

Unveiling Ceremony of the world's fastest jet at Palmdale airport in California. A demonstration of F-104 Starfighter. People at airport. Fly-by runway to the left of F-104A Starfighter at the Lockheed Palmdale Plant. F-104A Starfighter taxis and takes off. People on runway watch the aircraft fly. F-104A in flight. F-104A along with a chase plane. F-104A leaves the chase plane. F-104A in flight low over runway and makes a vertical climb out of frame. The aircraft lands on runway. A man checks the speed. A drogue parachute is deployed after touch down. Newsreel men lined up along the runway

Date: 1956, April 11
Duration: 2 min 3 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A USAF F-100C, Super Sabre, crashes during attempted emergency landing at Edwards Air Force Base, California

A U.S. Air force F-100C Supersabre jet rounds out in nose-high attitude, during attempted emergency landing at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The pilot applies full power, attempting go around, but the aircraft continues in the same uncontrollable condition (known as a "Sabre Dance"). The aircraft yaws to the right and its right wing lowers, striking the runway and causing it to crash in a ball of fire. (Note:The aircraft was being flown by Lieutenant Barty Brooks, of the 1708th Ferrying Wing, Kelly Air Force Base, Texas. He was to ferry it from Palmdale, California. When he experienced inflight difficulties. He attempted an emergency landing at Edwards Air Force Base, where cameras were set up for different purposes, but caught this event on film.)

Date: 1956, January 10
Duration: 24 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A U.S. Air Force F-100 Supersabre jet gets trapped in a "sabre dance" and crashes and burns at Edwards Air Force Base

A U.S. Air force F-100 Supersabre jet rounds out high in nose-high attitude, during attempted emergency landing at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The pilot applies power to go around without success as the F-100 enters a state known as a "Sabre Dance". The aircraft's right wing strikes the runway and it crashes on the runway in a ball of fire. (Note: This F-100 was being ferried from Palmdale, California, when it encountered problems, and the pilot elected to make an emegency landing at Edwards AFB)

Date: 1956, January 10
Duration: 34 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
F-100 Super Sabre crashes and explodes in fire at the Edwards Air Force Base in California, United States.

Fatal accident at Air Force flight test center at the Edwards Air Force Base in California, United States. An F-100 Super Sabre jet fighter aircraft being flown from Palmdale California, by Lieutenant Barty Brooks, of the 1708th Ferrying Wing, is attempting an emergency landing at Edwards, after being unable to retract his landing gear. He rounds out high in a nose up attitude during final phase of approach, and decides to take it around to avoid a crash landing. He applies full power but it is not enough to allow him to reestablish normal controlled flight. Instead the aircraft staggers along, under full power and nose high attitude (so-called "sabre Dance").It appears to gain a few feet in altitude, but ends up falling off and striking its right wind on the ground and crashing in a huge fireball.

Date: 1956, January 10
Duration: 2 min 27 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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