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FREEDOM OF FLIGHT                 -4-

SOUND: ENGINE BG

ANN'CR: Flying between three and four hundred feet, the two men navigate a five mile course marked by observation balloons. While on the ground, crowds wait, quiet with suspense, watching the minute hand ...

SOUND: ENGINE SEGUE CLOCK TICKING FULL RETURNING THRU SEGUE TO ENGINE .. DIP ...

WRIGHT: Lieutenant, the time?

LAHM: Thirty-two minutes.

SOUND: ENGINE FULL AND DIP

ANN'CR: Between the two, flat open wings, the men brave the full blast of the wind, listening to the hoarse clatter of the engine as carefully as a doctor to a human heart .. closely checking the timepiece .. thrilling to new hope with each elapsed second...

SOUND: ENGINE FULL AND DIP

LAHM: Mr. Wright, the time now .. fifty-nine minutes .. (PAUSE) fifty seconds .. (SECS) .. fifty-five seconds .. (5 SECS) .. sixty.! Mr. Wright, we've been in the air an hour. Do you hear? You've fulfilled the terms of the contract!

WRIGHT: All right, Lieutenant. We'll stay up a while longer.

SOUND: ENGINE FULL AND OUT

ANN'CR: Landing skids fastened beneath the lower wing dragged the "Wright Flyer" to a stop without damage....
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