U.S. Army pilots from Kelly Field fly their DH-4 aircraft in the canyon of the Rio Grande River
Texas USA Date:1925 Duration:4 min 11 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Pilots from the U.S. Army Air Service Advanced Flight Training School, at Kelly Field, San Antonio, Texas, fly through the Canyon of the Rio Grande River, in De Haviland DH 4 aircraft. Aerial view from a DH 4 aircraft, of another flying alongside the rocky walls of the river canyon. Glimpses of the camera plane's wing and strut with rocky cliffs behind. Views of the river far below and the other DH 4 flying much lower. View from camera being held high above cockpit, showing upper surface of DH 4 wing, fuselage, and empennage. A DH4 flying close to the canyon wall.View from camera, shooting above the top of DH 4 wing, upward and back across the aircraft tail. It shows walls of canyon surrounding the aircraft. Closeup of DH-4 displaying number "53" on fuselage. It is silhouetted against the sky as it flies in the canyon. More views of canyon walls seen through struts of camera aircraft. More closeups of airplane number 53. View from camera plane of five other DH 4s in formation silhouetted against white cumulus clouds. Pilot and gunner in cockpit of DH 4 in flight. Five DH 4s in Vee formation overhead with clouds behind them. More shots of aviators in cockpit of camera plane and of the five airplanes in formation.
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