A simplified "goal post" version of Dr. Lytle Schuyler Adams' Aerial pickup system is set up for testing at the property of Richard Archibold in Thomasville Georgia. (Archibold, of the New York Museum of Science, had prevailed upon Dr. Adams to simplify his aerial pickup system to facilitate its use in remote areas such as jungles. This "goal post" version being tested, was the result.) Two tall bamboo poles are seen planted in the ground at the edge of a road. A line is looped between the poles. The camera, recording in slow motion, captures the lower part of an airplane, trailing a long cable with a hook that extends down and passes between the bamboo poles, snagging the line between them. The cable and line grow taut and a large package is seen being dragged between the poles and upward behing the towing airplane. The bamboo poles appear bent away from the direction of flight, as they are captured snapping backwards in slow motion. (Judging by its landing gear, the aircraft being used appears to be a Travel Air monoplane.)
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