Air mail operations in 1928. Orville Wright helps three small boys launch their balsa wood gliders.
United States USA Date:1928 Duration:53 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Air Mail Service in the United States. Mail trucks at the center of an airfield. Aircraft, including De Havilland DH-4; Boeing Model 40; Curtiss JN-4 Jenny; Travel Air 5000 ; and Ford Ford 5-AT-B trimotor, parked in a circle around the mail trucks. Mail being transferred from a truck into empty front cockpit of a two-place biplane. The side of a truck reads 'Air Mail Service'. A Travel Air 5000 transport (CAA registry C2614, NAT'S No. 16) on the field. Side of the aircraft reads 'Nat U.S. Mail Express'. The aircraft taxis on the field. The aircraft takes off. Early model air mail aircraft in flight over a large city. Orville Wright. Orville Wright posing indoors, and then standing in front of a residence, with three young boys who hold balsa wood model gliders. The boys launch their wood gliders by means of rubber bands, with some help from Wright.
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