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
WORLD WAR ONE - 1 Black and white newsreel period footage about the use of military air force during World War I, including mobilization, recruitment, and manufacturing processes necessary for the construction of a modern US air force.
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