Sunday, April 5, 2009

Phillips W. Page Driving Burgess Hydroaeroplane -- April 5, 2009

An early example of shooting motion pictures from an airplane. This rig required only one person on the airplane, since the camera was motor-driven. The Burgess hydroaeroplane (float plane) used Wright-type controls. Phillips Ward Page was a pioneering flier who lived long enough to became a naval aviator in World War One. He died in a flight accident during the war.

This photo is from Aero and Hydro: America's Aviation Weekly, 13-January-1912.

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