THE WRIGHT BROTHERS Black and white newsreel period footage of an airplane similar to the Kittyhawk taking off, shots of Orville and Wilbur Wright, and the front page of a newspaper announcing their first flight.
A VINTAGE, MANNED KITE GLIDER Vintage scenes of an early flight pioneer flying a manned glider. A crew carries the multi-winged craft onto a field. The glider lifts into the air only to come crashing down into a hillside. The unhurt, dashing young pilot walks toward the camera, passing his crumpled craft.
FRANK HAWKS & "TIME FLIES" ON SPEED FLIGHT Aviator Frank Hawks takes his new plane "Time Flies" from National Airport in Washington, D.C. to LaGuardia Field, New York in 48 minutes. The new plane is able to reach speeds of 300 m.p.h.
AMELI A EARHART SETS OFF ON LAST FLIGHT Amelia Earhart tunes up her plane then she and navigator Fred Noonan take off from Oakland, California on the first leg of a round the world flight. The journey will end with their mysterious disappearance.
TWO STILLS FROM THE EARLY HISTORY OF FLIGHT Two wonderful vintage stills from the early days of powered flight. A well-dressed woman sits at the controls of a classic early airplane. A very early biplane flies dangerously low over a city street.
FIRST MILITARY AIR SERVICE Black and white newsreel period footage about the competition for the world's first military air force, won by the Wright brothers. Includes shots of President Taft, Orville Wright, and Lieutenant Frank Lom at Fort Myers, near Washington, at the launch of the vintage airplane on a monorail by
AVRO ARROW PILOT Canadian aviation pioneer Jan Zurakowski is shown sitting in the cockpit of the Avro Arrow in a vintage black and white photograph. WS of exterior of Zurakowski's cottage styled log cabin in Barry's Bay Ontario. A scrap book featuring vintage news clippings of the pilots Avro Arrow flights are flipped through. The Avro Arrow takes off from a runway in original 1952 film footage. Aerial view of an airport tarmac lined with Avro Arrows in the 50's. Aerial view of the aerospace production site where the Avro's were built. A large demolition back hoe tears down buildings on a construction site.
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Date: July 17, 2003 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:16:00, With Audio
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