Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Pioneers of - or, rather in - the air

Courtesy of a link at Flight Monkeys, we come across this video clip of early aviators and their attempts (not always successful) at getting off the ground.

Those who know the 1965 movie 'Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines' will recognize similarities between some of its scenes and these earlier clips, which clearly served as inspiration for the director.



trailbee said...

Remember Jack Lemon with his evil-looking mustache? These clips are great. I kept thinking the music was Scott Joplin, but it was just slightly different, almost like a tweaked SJ. Thanks.

DaddyBear said...

They're certainly braver than I am.

Old NFO said...

Yep, some of those 'accidents' left a mark or three... BUT they NEVER gave up!