Aerial Demonstration: Sopwith Snipe & Camel (Silent)
A silent film featuring an aerial demonstration of a Sopwith Snipe and Camel during Canadian Air Force Day sometime in the late 50s or early 60s. This footage was shot by Dick Coughlin and contributed by Brian Coughlin.
Original Avro 504K performs Aerobatics (Silent)
An original Avro 504K performs aerobatics during Canadian Air Force Day sometime in the late 50s or early 60s. The aircraft was built by Grahame-White Aviation Co. in 1918 and is currently on display at the Canada Aviation Museum in Ottawa. This footage was shot by Dick Coughlin and contributed by Brian Coughlin.
Ed Brennan’s Fokker D.VII Reproduction (Silent)
Ed Brennan flies his Fokker D.VII replica in 1959.This footage was shot by Dick Coughlin and contributed by Brian Coughlin.
Joe Erale’s St. Louis Robin
Joe Erale discusses the restoration of the Curtiss Robin known as the “St. Louis Robin.” This historic aircraft set the world’s flight endurance record on July 31,1929, staying aloft for 421 hours and 21 minutes. The “St. Louis Robin” was refueled 48 times while in the air, burning 3,500 gallons fo gasoline and 158 gallons of oil over the 17-1/2 days it was aloft. Dale (Red) Jackson and Forest O’Brine took turns piloting the aircraft. Read more about the record breaking flight and see photos of the aircraft as it is today, fully restored at the Bayport Aerodrome in NY, in Issue #96 of SKYWAYS: The Journal of the Airplane 1920-1940.
Clay Hammond Discusses the New Standard D-25
The January 2014 issue of SKYWAYS Journal features the Standard J-1 and New Standard aircraft. In this video, World War I Aeroplanes, Inc Board President, Sean Tavares interviews New-Standard pilot, Clay Hammond on a rainy Sunday afternoon in the workshop at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in Rhinebeck, NY. Sean and Clay talk about the history of New Standard, some of the New Standards flying today, and the flying characteristics of the type. You will also seek a sneak preview of the SKYWAYS issue at the end of the video.
The SKYWAYS special issue is 160 pages long and features a compilation of articles on Standard J-1 and New Standard history, photos drawings and news of restorations and the whereabouts of the surviving aircraft today. Aviation artist Juanita Franzi created a special set of 3-view drawings of the D-25 and variants for our issue, which is currently available in print and PDF formats from our on-line store.
Leo Opdycke Discusses his Bristol Scout Project
World War I Aero (a quarterly journal featuring pre-1920 aviation history) celebrated its 50th year in November 2011. This video clip features WWI Aero founder, Leo Opdycke, telling the story of how his Bristol Scout reproduction came to be, and is part of a longer film that was made in celebration of the golden anniversary of the publication and organization.
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
Jim Hare discusses the magic of the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome and its founder, Cole Palen.