Glenn Hammond Curtiss at the controls his Pusher airplane, the "Rheims Rider", which he flew to win the Gordon Bennett trophy, on August 28, 1909, in the Grande Semaine d'Aviation, at Rheims, France. Ground crew turns propeller and engine starts. Glenn Curtiss taxis out for takeoff.
American aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss in Rheims, France in 1909. Curtiss sitting at the controls of his aircraft. Men assist in starting the engine of the aircraft. The aircraft taxis on a field.
The history of aviation. American aviator Glenn Curtiss at the controls of his first aircraft in Rheims, France in 1909. The aircraft starts to take off. Men stand in the foreground.
Features notables in early aviation history. Early aviation pioneers attend the first International Aviation Meet held at Rheims. An early model French aircraft taxis. Colonel Courzi seated in the cockpit of an early model aircraft. Plane in flight. Wilbur Wright gives a flying demonstration at International meeting. Louis Paulhan gives a demonstration of flight on his aircraft. Two aircraft fly around pylon. One piloted by Glenn Curtiss. Men sit in a car. Hubert Latham flies an aircraft. Louis Breguet crashes. People rush to the crash scene and cameramen take photographs. Louis Breguet standing near a car. Louis Bleriot in an airplane on the airfield. Louis Blériot looks out from the cockpit. Henri Farman in an aircraft. People observe air show.
Glenn Curtiss seated at plane controls. He prepares to give a demonstration at Rheims in France. A man spins propeller. A man seen running as Glen Curtiss takes off.
Headquarters and camps in Rheims, France. Aerial views of Camp Norfolk, Camp Atlanta, Camp New Orleans, Camp Miami, Camp San Antonio and Mailly Sub area HQ. Aerial views of Rheims and Mailly Sub area Assembly Commands, covered tanks, sheds, houses, pitched tents and vehicles.