It all happened in Glendale, USA back in 1932 and to prove the aircraft can fly autonomously, the pilot even stepped outside the cockpit during the flight, climbing on the roof.
The aircraft was kept on course by a set of stabilizers, with the video also showing how smooth these operated. Please note the absence of any safety gear whatsoever - yes, those times were Golden, but just as long as you were alive.
Not the best timing for such a clip thoughOf course, the fact that British Pathé uploaded the clip (which, by the way, has been released on Youtube before) today has raised more than a few eyebrows - in case you haven’t been on an isolating camping trip, you know about the Germanwings incident that took place earlier this week - a co-pilot of the company is believed to have deliberately crashed an airliner in the French Alps.
All 150 people on board Germanwings Flight 9525 were killed in the accident, with the investigators currently following multiple leads. One of these shows that Andreas Lubitz, the man responsible for the accident, had a medical condition he had concealed from the company.