NEW WINGS FAIL STUNTMAN - AIRPLANE POV Tommy Thompson tries out a pair of metal wings hoping to soar over Tacoma, Washington but is forced to fall back on his parachute after jumping out of a plane. Airplane passenger POV of the daring stunt and Tommy's plummet to earth.
GLIDERS TAKE OFF IN BIG MEET Over 70 soaring pilots in their gliders take off in the 12th annual meet in Elmira, N.Y. Army and Navy fliers take part, as modern warfare provides stimulus for motorless flight.
NOVEL GLIDER TOW TRIED The Army Air Forces demonstrate a new method of towing gliders. A tow-bar is used in place of the longer cable, with greater control and safety for flight in all kinds of weather.
GLIDER WITHOUT TAIL TESTED OUT Dr. George A. Spratt of Coatesville, Pennsylvania and friends assemble his new tail-less glider plane, which keeps its balance in the air with an unusual movable wing. Dr. Spratt then tests his invention with a brief flight and landing.
GLIDER STUNT Traveling at sixty miles an hour on an aquaplane, a fearless youth springs to the undercarriage of the glider. He switches positions with the glider's pilot, who then dismounts into the water below.
Date: 1936 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:11:00, No Audio
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