Machines used to generate wind for training of U.S. Army pilots in tethered glider
Lockport Illinois USA Date:1941 Duration:57 sec Sound:Yes
Men drive four vehicle-mounted wind machines across a grassy airfield at a U.S. Army glider pilot training school in Lockport, Illinois. They line the machines side-by-side creating a broad current of moving air that keeps a tethered glider airborne. An Army officer pilot trainee is seen in the open cockpit of the glider, manipulating the control stick to maneuver the craft, as it is suspended by the artificial wind, approximately six feet above the ground. He is observed by a group of men standing near a hangar, in the background, and several Army officers in the foreground.
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