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The History of the Helicopter
Description: The history of the helicopter, from initial attempts in the early years of the 20th Century to the 1950's.

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Clip #: TFA-152A
Length: 17:43
Year: 1953
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Subject: Air Travel
Original: 16mm
1950s, helicopters, 1903 Wright Brother's first flight, fixed wing aircrafts, moving wing attempts in early 1900s, early attempts at vertical flight aircrafts, Breguet-Richet Gyroplane No. 1, early attempts at rotorcraft / rotary-wing aircrafts, early helicopters, Berliner helicopter 1908-9, Oehmichen 1920, Oehmichen 1922, Lein Weber-Curtis 1921, 1922 Georges & Jerome-de Bothezat's "Flying Octopus," 1924 Raul Pescara's "Pescara No.3," Asboth 1928-1930, model showing stability problems of rotary wing aircraft, hinged blades on helicopter, Juan de la Cierva and Cierva C.19 autogyro in flight and landing, autogyros taking off and in flight, 1930 Nicholas Florine shows machine with flapping blade at Brussels Exhibition, Corradino D'Ascanio establishes first world helicopter record as he flew 8 3/4 minutes, 1936 Louis Breguet's "Gyroplane Laboratoire" sets world records, cyclic pitch control, slow motion helicopter blades rising and falling, helicopter taking off and doing turns, 1937 Focke-Achgelis Focke-Wulf Fw 61 flown by Hanna Reitsch in Berlin Sports Stadium, Igor Sikorsky flying VS-300 setting World's Record, modern helicopter taking off and hovering, British Bristol Type 171 Sycamore, Cierva Air Horse, Cierva W.14 Skeeter, Fairey Gyrodyne, Louis Breguet's three seater helicopter using superimposed contra-rotating rotors, Sud-Ouest six seater developed from pre-war Focke-Achgelis, Sud-Ouest F-WFUF, jet powered helicopters, McDonnell XH-20 "Little Henry," Hiller Hornet, Sikorsky S-51 transporting mail, Sikorsky S-55, cargo being loaded into Bell H-12, small Bell helicopters spraying cattle galloping in pasture and spraying pesticide onto orchard, rotor down wash being used to gather walnuts, helicopter transporting exploration party to oil reserve, man seated in helicopter using it as work platform for precise geological readings, Piasecki H-21 "flying banana" military helicopters, Kaman military helicopter using twin intermeshing rotors, military helicopters being used for emergency rescue, helicopter being used in 1946 Antarctic expedition, Operation Highjump, Hiller 360, aerial Grand Canyon, helicopter flying over Grand Canyon, aerial galloping elk, helicopter flying over galloping elk, helicopter transporting construction materials into Welsh mountains to repair dam, in flight helicopter shadow on ground, man pushing Hiller Hornet helicopter out of garage, helicopter landing on field, chemists and engineers developing helicopter technology, gasoline and jet engines

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