Fifty years of aviation.
From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.
"In a salute to aviation progress, the Army's TV series has packaged a surprise for viewers in this half-hour episode. Beginning with historical footage from 1907, when the United States Army purchased the first military plane, this documentary examines the miracle of flight and pauses to consider what man has done in such a short half century. Apart from the hitherto, seldom-seen footage in this program, it salutes the brave men and women whose courage, tenacity, and skill have directly resulted in Army, Navy and Air Force aviation power second to none. This is the Army's tribute to the pilots, the mechanics, the engineers and the countless others who have given wings to man's dreams. Seen on the screen is the Army's Delackner Aerocycle and the Hiller Flying Platform and pictures of the proposed Aerial Assault Vehicle and the Aerial Jeep."--National Archives and Records Administration.