Scenes from the1926 Schneider Cup seaplane races in Norfolk, Virginia.
Norfolk Virginia USA Date:1926, November 13 Duration:1 min 55 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Views of the 1926 Schneider Cup seaplane races at Hampton Roads, near Norfolk, Virginia. An Italian Macchi M.39 racer with number "3" on fuselage, taxis in the water and takes off. Another Italian Macchi M.39, carrying the number "5" takes off. Ground crew moves a U.S. Curtiss R3C-2 racer (carrying the number "4") into the water. Next, it is seen taking off and flying fairly high to start the course. The winning entry, an Italian Macchi M.39, that averaged 246.5 mph, lands on the water and taxis to the shore. It carrys the number "5" on its fuselage. Victorious pilot, Major Mario de 'Bernardi, stands in the cockpit. He is picked up and carried on the shoulders of his cheering compatriots.
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