The film industry was around in time to capture some interesting early flight milestones for posterity so let’s get excited about those wacky airplanes and airships!
First International Competition for Airplanes in Brescia (1909) is a fascinating actuality for the early airplane technology and the chance to see aviation superstars like Henri Rougier. And somewhere in the cheap seats is a young Franz Kafka.
The Inventor Crazybrains and His Wonderful Airship is truly one of the finest titles ever. The inventor dances with his brilliant design behind him.
There are no actual flight scenes in The Flying Ace but there is the adorable flight suit worn by Kathryn Boyd and that’s good enough for me!
More leather flying togs in Himmelskibet, generally reckoned to be the first space opera feature.
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