1930 Winter testing operations by P-1 Hawk airplanes of the 1st Pursuit Group, led by Lt. Col. Ralph Royce
United States Date:1930 Duration:1 min 16 sec Sound:Yes
Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Royce,standing with another officer, by one of the aircraft in the 1930 winter test operations of the 1st Pursuit Group, flying Curtiss P-1C Hawk pursuit planes. View of snow covered flight line with the airplanes lined up.Crews work on the airplanes, pulling propellers through and hand cranking starting mechanisms. An airplane starts engines and moves out of parking space revealing skis on its landing gear. Ground crew shakes another airplane back and forth sideways, and eventually free the skis that were frozen fast. Several of the aircraft successfully take off.
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