Orville Wright and U.S. Army aviator Frank Purdy Lahm, the first army passenger, test the "Wright Flyer" at Fort Myer, Virginia. Preparations for the take off of the aircraft. Frank Purdy Lahm sits at the controls with Wright standing in the front and releasing the ropes. Lahm and Orville Wright take seats in the aircraft. Men standing beside a catapult in front of buildings. Good views of Fort Myer buildings of the era. They adjust the position of the catapult. The catapult as seen from the front of the aircraft. View of catapult from behind the aircraft. The Wright Flyer takes off. The aircraft in flight. It circles over a field and buildings. Headquarters building in the background. The aircraft in flight over the field.
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