Rocket glider pilot drops from hot air balloon in Aurora, Illinois
Aurora Illinois USA Date:1935 Duration:1 min 58 sec Sound:Yes
Rocket glider pilot drops from hot air balloon in Aurora, Illinois. Pilot William G. Swan with a rocket propelled glider and balloon in a field. People gather to watch the flight. The balloon ascends, carrying the pilot and his glider aloft. At a considerable height, the pilot lights rockets on the glider, releases from the balloon, and glides back to earth. The remnants of the balloon narrowly miss the glider as it lands. Pilot Bill Swan is interviewed after successful flight.
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