Official trial of the Wright airplane at Fort Myer in Virginia, United States demonstrating compliance with specifications in the presence of the Aeronautical Board, U.S. Signal Corps. Orville Wright and U.S. Army Lieutenant Frank Purdy Lahm in the cockpit of the aircraft prior to the take off. The airplane is launched and it flies over barracks and administration buildings. U.S. soldiers remove doors from a storage building. The soldiers prepare to remove the aircraft from the storage building. U.S. Secretary of War William Taft, U.S. Army Major General George Owen Squier, Lieutenant Lahm and Major Faltpsam stand near the hangar building as the aircraft is being removed from it. Men tow launching weight up into the top of a tower. The launching tower shows weights suspended. A soldier moves the Wright aircraft out to the launching platform. Lieutenant Lahm sitting at the controls. Orville Wright stands in the front talking to a mechanic while another officer stands on the right wing of the aircraft. The aircraft is launched. Spectators watch the flight. Orville Wright making adjustments in the aircraft engine prior to the first cross-country flight in America: from Fort Meyer to Alexandria. A person in the back pulls the propeller through. U.S. Army Lieutenant Benjamin Foulois sitting in the cockpit.
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