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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EF117 14:15
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EF117: British monoplane crashed on roof of building

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EF118 05:21
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EF118: Monoplane landing assisted by ground crew

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EF119 17:11
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EF119: Dirigibles, one flying over houses and one lifting off

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EF120 10:01
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EF120: Dirigible floating over spectators in field

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EF121 13:26
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EF121: People boarding an early passenger aircraft

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EF122 07:16
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EF122: Steward serving passengers on early commercial aircraft

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EF123 31:02
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EF123: Early commercial aircraft: boarding passengers, taking off, landed safely

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EF124 10:06
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EF124: Unsuccessful attempt to launch multiple-winged plane

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EF125 05:16
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EF125: Attempted take-off of helicopter-like contraption, fleeing spectators

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EF126 07:04
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EF126: "Sky Car" attempting to take off from farmyard

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EF127 08:29
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EF127: Attempting flight in motorized vehicle with spiraling, sail-like attachment

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EF128 04:22
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EF128: Early helicopter tipping over in field

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EF129 05:14
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EF129: Inventors testing a bird-like plane, which collapses

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EF130 04:04
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EF130: Ground crew assisting take-off of early biplane

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EF131 08:19
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EF131: Wright Cycle Co. storefront displaying a bicycle in window

Keywords: Archival, Wright, Wright brothers, Wrights, bicycle, bicycles, bike, bikes, historic, historical, history, store, stores, vintage

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EF132 05:17
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EF132: Wright brothers' plane launched by dropping weight

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