Demonstrations of early aircraft by aviators in Europe.
France Date:1909 Duration:2 min 10 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A film on the development of air power of the United States. Wilbur Wright demonstrated his invention before the King of Italy and Italian government officials in 1909. Soldiers push the Wright aircraft out of a hangar. The King of Italy and Italian officials watch the take off of the Wright aircraft from a launching rail. Flight of five early model aircraft over water. French aviator Louis Bleriot seated in his Bleriot VI Tandem monoplane. A man turns the propeller and starts the aircraft. A man working on a Farman Voisin bi-plane. American aviator Glenn H Curtiss seated in his Gold Bug bi-plane. He starts the motor and the aircraft taxis away.
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