Wilbur Wright flies Wright Model A Flyer during the first public flight demonstrations in France.
Le Mans France Date:1908, August 8 Duration:1 min 15 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. Wilbur Wright prepares the Wright Model A Flyer for flight at the Hunaudieres horse racing track near Le Mans, France. A horse cart pulls the plane on field. Men pull a rope connected to a launching weight held in a derrick. The plane is catapulted from the runway when the men release the weight. Spectators in a grandstand look through binoculars, among them is Louis Bleriot. View of the Wright plane in flight high above the racetrack, with Wilbur Wright seated upright at the controls.
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