From Wikipedia: "This film was taken in Italy on April 24, 1909. It is the first time a motion picture was ever shot from a plane in flight. The footage shows what it was like to fly on one of the early Wright craft, with Wilbur at the helm. The clip opens with the launching, then the plane climbs, levels off, and passes over the flight grounds."

Lindberg lands at the Paris airport where thousands wait for him. After touchdown, Lindberg's plane is mobbed by hysterical fans. It is all officials can do to usher the flier to the safety of the administration building. By making the first solo transatlantic flight, the youthful "Lone Eagle" had captured the imagination and the adulation of the word.


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