First Air to Ground Filming?

Europa Film Treasures have made available some footage from the Austrian Film Archive showing Wilbur Wright demonstrating their aircraft in France. In addition to some low approaches and a landing, the 1909 silent movie film also includes a section where the camera was mounted in the aircraft with Wilbur. Hailed as the first ever air to ground filming from an aircraft, it is well worth watching and I’m ecstatic to see it being released for us all to enjoy.

I was also excited to recently stumble upon the National Film Board of Canada and the titles they have available to view and/or purchase (where possible). From an aviation perspective, these include Airplane Casualties (a collection of archive footage), Rosies of the North, Churchill’s Island and many others.

Enjoy :)

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