Early Flight

Early aviators from around the globe take to the sky in these clips showing amazing innovators like the Wright brothers during several flights, French aviator Voissin in take-off attempts, and Louis Bleriot and Charles Lindbergh in preparation for their historic flights. A wide variety of planes are depicted, from very early, simple machines to World War I and II airplanes and U.S. Airmail planes. Successful first flights or tragic accidents like the Hindenburg, newsworthy or documentary material, these nostalgic black and white retro clips cover a broad range of aviational history. Collection contains 44 royalty-free stock footage clips.
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Number of Clips: 44

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EF101 08:19
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EF101: Wright brothers' glider taking off from hillside

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EF102 20:29
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EF102: Voisin attempting glider launch from river

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EF103 10:10
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EF103: Glider being launched from towing boat

Keywords: Archival, Caucasian, Caucasian ethnicity, Caucasians, Glenn Curtiss, adult, adults, aircraft, airplane, airplanes, aviation, aviator, aviators, doubtful, experiment, experimental, experiments, flight, flights, flying, glider, gliders, historic, historical, history, launch, launches, launching, launchings, male, males, man, men, people, person, persons, pilot, pilots, plane, planes, take-off, take-offs, vintage, worried, worry, worrying

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EF104 11:05
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EF104: Voisin attempting biplane take-off from field

Keywords: Archival, Caucasian, Caucasian ethnicity, Caucasians, French, Voisin, adult, adults, aircraft, airplane, airplanes, aviation, aviator, aviators, biplane, biplanes, boy, boys, child, children, flies, flight, flights, fly, flying, historic, historical, history, in flight, male, males, man, men, people, person, persons, pilot, pilots, plane, planes, take off, take-offs, takes off, taking off, vintage

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EF105 24:06
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EF105: Early British military aircraft preparing for subsequent successful flight

Keywords: Archival, BE-2, BE-2's, British, Caucasian, Caucasian ethnicity, Caucasians, WW1, WWI, World War 1, World War I, World War One, adult, adults, aircraft, airplane, airplanes, aviation, aviator, aviators, biplane, biplanes, crew, crews, fighter, fighters, flight, flights, flying, historic, historical, history, landing, landings, male, males, man, men, military, officer, officers, people, person, persons, pilot, pilots, plane, planes, take-off, take-offs, vintage, war plane, war planes

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EF106 05:03
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EF106: Biplanes on airfield, pilot preparing for take-off

Keywords: Archival, Caucasian, Caucasian ethnicity, Caucasians, Curtiss Jenny, WW1, WWI, World War 1, World War I, World War One, adult, adults, aircraft, airplane, airplanes, aviation, aviator, aviators, biplane, biplanes, fighter, fighters, flight, flights, flying, historic, historical, history, landing, landings, male, males, man, men, military, people, person, persons, pilot, pilots, plane, planes, take-off, take-offs, vintage, war plane, war planes

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EF107 10:19
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EF107: Airmen cranking propeller of biplane

Keywords: Archival, Caucasian, Caucasian ethnicity, Caucasians, adult, adults, aircraft, airmen, airplane, airplanes, aviation, aviator, aviators, biplane, biplanes, crank, cranking, cranking up, cranks, flight, flights, flying, historic, historical, history, male, males, man, men, people, person, persons, pilot, pilots, plane, planes, propeller, propellers, take-off, take-offs, teamwork, vintage

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EF108 07:26
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EF108: Sopwith Pup biplane viewed in flight

Keywords: Archival, British, Sopwith Pup, Sopwith Pups, WW1, WWI, World War 1, World War I, World War One, aircraft, airplane, airplanes, aviation, biplane, biplanes, fighter, fighters, flies, flight, flights, fly, flying, historic, historical, history, in flight, military, plane, planes, vintage, war plane, war planes

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EF109 06:14
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EF109: German war plane preparing for take-off

Keywords: Archival, Caucasian, Caucasian ethnicity, Caucasians, Fokker D. VII, Fokker D. VII's, German, WW1, WWI, World War 1, World War I, World War One, adult, adults, aircraft, airplane, airplanes, aviation, aviator, aviators, biplane, biplanes, female, females, fighter, fighters, flight, flights, flying, gun, guns, historic, historical, history, machine gun, machine guns, male, males, man, men, military, people, person, persons, pilot, pilots, plane, planes, vintage, war plane, war planes, weapon, weapons, woman, women

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EF110 08:16
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EF110: Nose-diving plane and subsequent smoking wreckage

Keywords: Archival, WW1, WWI, World War 1, World War I, World War One, aircraft, airplane, airplanes, aviation, biplane, biplanes, combat, crash, crashes, crashing, dogfight, dogfights, fight, fighter, fighters, fights, flies, flight, flights, fly, flying, historic, historical, history, in flight, military, nose dive, nose dives, plane, planes, vintage, war plane, war planes, wreck, wreckage, wrecks

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EF111 18:15
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EF111: Attempts at launching aircraft from dock and from ship

Keywords: Archival, Caucasian, Caucasian ethnicity, Caucasians, WW1, WWI, World War 1, World War I, World War One, adult, adults, aircraft, airplane, airplanes, aviation, aviator, aviators, biplane, biplanes, crash, crashes, crashing, experiment, experimental, experiments, flies, flight, flights, fly, flying, historic, historical, history, in flight, launch, launches, launching, launchings, male, males, man, men, military, people, person, persons, pilot, pilots, plane, planes, take-off, take-offs, vintage

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EF112 22:01
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EF112: WWI John Port Flying Boat launched from dock

Keywords: Archival, Caucasian, Caucasian ethnicity, Caucasians, John Port Flying Boat, John Port Flying Boats, WW1, WWI, World War 1, World War I, World War One, adult, adults, air force, air forces, aircraft, airplane, airplanes, aviation, aviator, aviators, flight, flights, float plane, float planes, flying, historic, historical, history, male, males, man, men, military, navies, navy, people, person, persons, pilot, pilots, plane, planes, sea plane, sea planes, take-off, take-offs, vintage

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EF113 05:11
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EF113: Bristol Fighter biplane seen in flight

Keywords: Archival, Bristol Fighter, Bristol Fighters, WW1, WWI, World War 1, World War I, World War One, aircraft, airplane, airplanes, aviation, aviator, aviators, biplane, biplanes, fighter, fighters, flies, flight, flights, fly, flying, historic, historical, history, in flight, military, pilot, pilots, plane, planes, vintage, war plane, war planes

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EF114 21:10
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EF114: 1925 De Havilland Moth biplane taking off

Keywords: Archival, Caucasian, Caucasian ethnicity, Caucasians, De Havilland Moth, De Havilland Moths, adult, adults, aircraft, airplane, airplanes, aviation, aviator, aviators, biplane, biplanes, flight, flights, flying, historic, historical, history, male, males, man, men, people, person, persons, pilot, pilots, plane, planes, take-off, take-offs, vintage

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EF115 09:05
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EF115: Monoplane landing and spectators crowding onto it

Keywords: Archival, Demoiselle-1908, Demoiselle-1908's, Santos Dumont, aircraft, airplane, airplanes, aviation, aviator, aviators, crowd, crowds, flight, flights, flying, historic, historical, history, landing, landings, monoplane, monoplanes, people, person, persons, pilot, pilots, plane, planes, vintage

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EF116 29:24
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EF116: Seven scenes from European international flight contest

Keywords: Archival, Circuit of Europe, aircraft, airplane, airplanes, aviation, aviator, aviators, contest, contests, crank, cranking, cranking up, cranks, crowd, crowds, flies, flight, flights, fly, flying, historic, historical, history, in flight, monoplane, monoplanes, people, person, persons, pilot, pilots, plane, planes, spectator, spectators, take-off, take-offs, vintage

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