Three men stand near a simplified "goal post" version of Dr. Lytle Schuyler Adams' Aerial pickup system set up for testing at the property of Richard Archibold in Thomasville, Georgia. (Archibold collaborated with Dr. Adams to simplify and test his aerial pickup system for use by expeditions of the New York Museum of Science, in remote areas of the world.) The resulting simplified "goal post" version, consisting of two tall bamboo poles with a line draped between them, is seen erected in a field on the Archibold property in Thomasville, Georgia. The camera is recording the event in slow motion. An airplane (probably a Travel Air monoplane) flies low over the bamboo poles. It trails a long cable with a hook, that snags the line between the poles. As the cable and line grow taut, a man seated in a chair, facing backwards, is seen being lofted into the air by the towing airplane. He is clearly silhouetted against the sky, as he travels aloft. The bamboo poles bend back from the flight path, as they snap back (in slow motion) from the pull of the pickup.
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