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Good quality film of Wright Brother's "Flying Machine"


I have personally never seen such great quality film of the Wright Brothers' invention, as can be found in the video linked below.

Typically the only thing shown on TV programs are quick, extremely grainy clips, and you can barely see what you're looking at.

The video linked below shows a good-quality film of several minutes in length that gives you a good look at their "Flying Machine" (not called an "airplane" or "aeroplane" yet). 

The film is from the Austrian archives about the Wright Brothers demonstrating their plane in Italy in 1909.  (100 years old!)

What is even more fantastic is there was an on-board camera on the Wright plane and the last part of this film shows it. Wilbur Wright is at the controls on both of the flights.

Enjoy an important piece of history!


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konaneComment by konane - March 13, 2009, 8:43 pm
Amazing footage to be a century old, shows how far we've come with technology. That old Russian film was a hoot too.
jarasanComment by jarasan - March 14, 2009, 9:45 am
Marvelous stuff, thank you. The wheels maybe came later? The rail take off is surprisingly quick.

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