U.S. sailors work on a Curtiss flying boat aircraft which takes off for a flight at Naval Station Great Lakes
Great Lakes Illinois USA Date:1917 Duration:2 min 36 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Navy sailors in training near a seaplane during World War I. They look in the cockpit of the seaplane which is a Curtiss F-Boat. Two men in aviator garb. A sailor helps an aviator into a life preserver. The sailors work on the seaplane and turn a crank to start the engine. Some of the sailors lay wooden planks on water. They ease the flying boat with aviators aboard and propellers turning down the planks into water of Lake Michigan. Some buildings of the Great Lakes Naval Training Station visible in the background. The flying boat takes off and in flight. Change of scene and aerial view of a Kearsarge class battleship. Tugs off the starboard side. Scene change again to the Curtiss flying boat. The seaplane comes in for a landing.
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