Newspaper headlines Wilbur Wright sustained demonstration flight in France.
Le Mans France Date:1908, August 8 Duration:46 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Headline of the newspaper 'New York American' reads 'Wright Glides in Air as a Hawk, Flies 2.17 miles in 106 seconds'. Pictures of the Wright Model A Flyer under the headlines. Wright Model A Flyer being readied for flight at the Hunaudieres horse racing track near Le Mans, France. A horse-drawn wagon pulls the flyer into a field. Crew of men pull rope to raise a launching weight in a tower. The plane is catapulted along a rail and into the air, when the men release the weight. Spectators in a grandstand look through binoculars. Louis Bleriot is seen. Views of the Wright plane in flight, where it attained an altitude of 360 feet.
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