The Incredible Brodie Landing System used in WW2 for Stinson L4 and L5.
This is some additional footage that I took of this video on the same day. It was raining really hard at times and I took the time while standing under the wing & fuselage to shoot additional footage. I was also allowed inside to film. The black & white footage was shot on some very old B&W stock. Gave the images a very different look. The Huey Cobra helicopter was flying over the airfield and when it saw the B-17, they came down and took a closer look, hovering just over the runway. The projector I shot the DV file from is an old kodak and I had to continually adjust the film speed to make sure the darker bar didn't cross the image more than it did. Thanks for looking and for sharing. This was shot on an old Bell & Howell Filmo and an old Keystone A-12 Movie camera.
The B-17 "Aluminum Overcast" visited Lebanon, TN in 2004. I took my 1940's era Bell & Howell Filmo 16mm movie camera and shot this footage from a small hill on the other side of the runway. After the B-17 took off, it banked around to the left and I thought it was going to be gone for awhile. A few minutes later I heard the beautiful sound of those 4 radial engines and realized that they were going to buzz the field. The B-17 flew right over me on this pass. Looking throught the viewfinder, it felt like I could reach out and touch it as it went by. You can tell the excitement level was high as the camera shakes while I was filming the plane fly away. It was easily one of the most exciting shots I've ever captured on film.