United States USA Date:1910 Duration:1 min 28 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Views of various historic early aircraft. The wright Brothers, assisted by ground crewmen, prepare a Wright Flyer for takeoff. The aircraft is placed into position on a catapult track. Men turn the propellers, and the engine is started. A large weight is dropped from a tower to provide thrust to the catapult, and the aircraft takes off and makes a low pass over the field. An early Bleriot flying machine, with box kite characteristics, takes off and flies over a field. A U.S. Army officer walks past two men working on a Wright Flyer (Wright Brother?). A Wright Flyer takes off and flies over a field. Theodore Roosevelt steps from a Wright plane after flying with Archibald Hoxsey at an airshow at Kinloch Field in St. Louis, Missouri on October 11, 1910. Roosevelt shakes hands with a man as several officials stand nearby. Views of two early airplanes in flight.
Louis Bleriot in cockpit of his airplane, turns propeller by hand. The Bleriot XI airplane under full power, held back by ground helpers, and then let go for take off. An early monoplane in flight. An early airplane maneuvers and turns. An early seaplane lands on a body of water. A biplane plunging to earth and crashing.
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