Movie from the cockpit of Wright Brothers aircraft (apparently)

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Wouldn’t it be cool to see what it was like flying one of the Wright Brothers’ aircraft – you know, if they had mounted a movie camera on it to see the pilot’s eye view? Would never have happened of course.

Except it seems, to my astonishment, that it did. In Italy, in 1909. And here’s the movie. Or so it seems. This is real, right???

2 Responses to Movie from the cockpit of Wright Brothers aircraft (apparently)

  1. Nicolas March 5, 2009 at 8:49 pm #

    I would say it is true. Else, who would have thought of putting that small bit of… is it wool? at the rear of the horizontal plane, in front of the camera? Looks like an air stream indicator…

  2. Kieran Daly March 6, 2009 at 9:36 am #

    Maybe, or perhaps it’s just there to help fly the aircraft??? The turn-and-slip indicator not having been invented obviously.

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