Kellett KD-1 autogiro lands and takes off from parking lot of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC
Washington DC USA Date:1937 Duration:1 min 36 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Panning view of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Numerous cars are parked but a fairly open space is preserved near the Capitol building. A Kellett KD-1 autogiro lands in the open space. Pilot Lou Leavitt seen in the rear cockpit (front cockpit empty).The autogiro takes off. A chart contrasts Federal expenditures of 485 million dollars for airplane development with only 485 thousand dollars for autogiro development, with result that 96 companies are engaged in airplane work but only 2 in autogiro work. The chart depicts other relative data impacting negatively on autogiro development.
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