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Former U.S. Army Lieutenants Lahm and Foulois recall their flights with Orville Wright in 1909

A film about the history of aviation in the United States. Retired Air Force Brigadier General, Frank Lahm talks about his first flight, as an Army Lieutenant, with Orville Wright on the Wright Flyer airplane, in July, 1909.Then, Retired Major GeneralBenjamin Foulois recalls how, as an Army Lieutenant, he flew the final cross-country and speed test flight from Fort Myer to Alexandria , Virginia, and back, again, with Orville Wright on 30th July, 1909. Film then shows that event, on July 30, 1909. Lt. Benjamin D. Foulois is seen climbing aboard the Wright Flyer airplane to accompany Orville Wright on the final cross-country and speed test required by the U.S. Army before it would purchase any aircraft. View of the Wright Flyer taking off with Wright and Foulois. Spectators watch in the background. View from another perspective of the aircraft taking off from Fort Myer, Virginia. View of the Wright Flyer being moved by several soldiers after landing back on the Fort Myer drill ground. (In his comments about this, Foulois notes that the flight set three world records: flying ten miles cross-country; attaining altitude of 600 feet, and speed of 42.5 miles per hour.)

Date: 1953
Duration: 1 min 56 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A map gives a comparison of various endurance flight across the Atlantic from 1909 to 1921.

Various endurance flights and their comparison. A map of the United States as it depicts the comparison of various endurance flights from 1909 to 1921. Map compares various flights like the 1910 flight by Glenn Curtis, trans continental flight in 1919 by O.C. Read, non stop trans Atlantic flight by Captain John Olcock. 1st transcontinental flight by R.C. Towler in 1912.

Date: 1930
Duration: 3 min 16 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Lieutenant Law and Igor Sikorsky talk about their experiences and experimental aircraft in flight in the United States.

Part of a series of films about the history of aviation in the United States.Retired United States Air Force Brigadier General Frank P. Lahm is seen speaking about his aviation pioneering days, when Orville Wright taught him and Frederick E. Humphreys of Army Engineers (both Lieutenants at the time) how to fly the Wright Flyer airplane. Views of a Wright Flyer maneuvering in the air above Fort Myer, Virginia. Somewhat later, two are seen in flight at Fort Myer. An early Curtiss airplane.is maneuvered on the ground to face away from the camera. Russian, Igor Sikorsky in an early rear propeller airplane. Igor Sikorsky at a desk in a modern engineering office. Sketch of a helicopter on drawing board behind him. He talks about the early days of experimental flight in 1909 and 1910. View of Louis Bleriot sitting in the open cockpit of his airplane, and then of him flying overhead in his famous flight across the English Channel. Obeservers watching his progress through binoculars and a telescope. Sikorsky standing next to his first helicopter (which didn't fly).

Date: 1953
Duration: 1 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The spectators crowd at the Andrews AFB to watch an air show celebrating U.S. Air Force 50th anniversary,Washington DC.

U.S. Air Force 50th Anniversary being celebrated in Washington D.C., United States. The spectators crowd at the Andrews Air Force Base for watch the air show. The aircraft parked at the base. The spectators look at the aircraft. The spectators watch the Bendix Trophy race. USAF (United States Air Force) F-102 Delta Dagger in flight. The spectators look at the aircraft in flight. An officer looks through a binocular. F-102 lands at the base. The spectators in the foreground. F-102 taxis and a parachute opens. A dignitary shakes hand with the Captain Kenneth Chandler of F-102 and gives him the Bendix Trophy. A jet takes off. The jet in flight. The spectators watch the jet in flight. A Vintage Bleriot 1909 aircraft hovers in air. A Curtiss Pusher 1910 and Bleriot in flight. The aircraft in flight in formation. The spectators look at the aircraft flying.

Date: 1957, July 29
Duration: 1 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
First joint flight by Wright Brothers in 1910 near Dayton Ohio. Also scenes from other "firsts" in early aviation history up until 1919.

Wright brothers' first flight together near Dayton Ohio in 1910. Wilber is in the pilot's seat with Orville as passenger to his right.(Until this flight, the Wrights had never flown together so that if one of them was killed, the other could continue their work.) Next, a view of Alberto Santos-Dumont, and the first European flight made by him on 13 September 1909. Following segment shows crowds gathered at Washington DC Polo field as truck arrives carrying mail to be loaded on the first U.S. Air mail flight, May 15, 1918. Army pilot, Lieutenant Webb, in his JN-4H airplane, on Southbound flight from New York, takes off from Philadelphia, where he stopped to pick up more mail. He flies over the Washington Polo Field upon arrival. We see his airplane being unloaded as he jumps down from cockpit and crowds watch. Views of first transatlantic flight begins with takeoff of three out of four existing United States Navy Curtiss flying boat aircraft from Newfoundland, on May 16, 1919. Curtiss flying boats NC-1, NC-3, NC-4 are seen at takeoff from Newfoundland on first leg of the transatlantic journey. Flying Boat NC-4 is also seen at one of its foreign ports, though which is unclear (Azores, Lisbon, or England).

Date: 1910
Duration: 1 min 21 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Montage of Wright brothers and their airplanes in France and at Ft. Meyer, Arlington, Virginia.

As a contrast to the early pioneering airplanes, passengers are seen seated inside cabin of a "modern" airplane (Douglas DC-4E). View of the DC-4E in flight. A view of Orville Wright. Wilbur Wright gesturing as he talks with officials in France about an aerial course to be flown. Wilbur Wright placing wheels under a Wright Flyer before it is moved across a muddy field in France. A team of men pull a rope raising a catapult weight in a tower. The weight falls, catapulting the Wright Flyer airplane into the air. Soldiers remove a Wright Flyer airplane from a storage building onto the parade grounds at Ft. Meyer, Virginia. The airplane is seen in flight with Orville Wright alone, at the controls, On July 30, 1909, soldiers are seen moving a Wright Flyer from its shed for its final acceptance test. President William Howard Taft, U.S. Army Major George Owen Squier, U.S. Army Major Charles E. Saltzman and Wilbur Wright. are among those standing with the President, as the Wright Flyer is moved toward the parade ground. Views of the monorail and weight and catapult used for launching an airplane. Men turn the two propellers on a Wright Flyer, as Wilbur Wright stands at the rear of the aircraft engine and makes an adjustment. . On September 9, 1908. U.S. Army Lt. Frank P. Lanham, seen in uniform, seated on a Wright Flyer, is joined by Orville Wright. Wilbur. They take off and set a new airborne endurance record, and Lt. Lanham becomes the first Military officer to fly in an airplane. On July 30th, as part of the final acceptance test, Orville Wright takes Army Lt. Benjamin D. Foulois on a cross country flight to Alexandria, Virginia, and back again. They are seen aboard the Wright Flyer, and then high in the air on their way to Alexandria.

Date: 1908
Duration: 3 min 57 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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