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The Bursley Collection, no. 4 – Flying in Hot Air Balloons

This home movie scenes of hot air balloons in the El Paso desert in the late 1970s. In the film, Philip Bursley and their friends prepare the balloons for their journey and then take flight. One person skydives out of the balloon.

The H.R. Ketchum Film Collection, no. 2 – Arkansas Air National Guard and Parade

This home movie from the 1920s captures scenes of Galveston’s Ketchum family in Arkansas and Oklahoma. The first portion of footage captures members of the Arkansas Air National Guard at an airfield in Fort Smith. A pilot dances for the camera and demonstrates how to don the proper flight attire while mechanics repair various planes

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The Rogelio D. Quinones Collection, no. 4 – Christmas and Boating (1967-68)

This home movie from El Paso captures scenes of a family ice skating on their neighborhood street at Christmas in 1967, as well as many scenes of the family taking their boat out on various lakes in New Mexico in 1968.

The Bursley Collection, no. 5 – Day at the Airfield

This home movie features silent footage shot by Philip Bursley of hot air balloons, airplanes, and helicopters flying over and landing in El Paso in the late 1970s. The airport seen in the footage is the Horizon Airport, formerly known as the West Texas Airport, in Horizon City. In the film, skydivers prepare hot air

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The Bursley Collection, no. 2 – Skydiving Parachute Landings (1977)

This home movie captures scenes shot by Philip Bursley of multiple skydivers parachuting into the El Paso desert in the late 1970s. In the film, individuals watch as their friends make their landings in the drop zone. Others prepare parachutes for another trip.

The Bursley Collection, no. 1 – Air Show and Rockets

This home movie captures scenes shot by Philip Bursley of a group of friends having a party in the El Paso desert in the late 1970s. After a skydiver makes a parachute landing at the start of the film, the friends watch an impromptu air show and launch rockets.

The Cummings Collection, no. 13 – Beach and Hang Gliding in Mexico

This home movie captures scenes of the Cummings family vacationing in Mazatl

The Bursley Collection, no. 3 – Skydiving in El Paso (1977)

This home movie captures scenes of multiple skydivers parachuting into the El Paso desert in the late 1970s. In the film, skydivers prepare their gear and make their landings into the drop zone. At the conclusion of the footage, Philip Bursley films the El Paso mountainside from the plane.

The Porter Click Family, no. 2 – Cherryblossoms, Party at Johnson Family Housing Annex in Japan (1968)

This home movie captures scenes of a going away party at Iruma Air Base in Sayama, Saitama, Japan, for Click family member Harriet “Louann” Dunno Neely and her husband Billy, who was in the Air Force, as they return to the United States. The going away party takes place at the Johnson Housing Annex on

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The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 10 – National Air Races and Aeronautical Exposition

In this home movie from 1928, E.B. Hopkins attends the inaugural National Air Races and Aeronautical Exposition. Held at Mines Field—now the Los Angeles International Airport—from September 8 to 16, the carnival featured stunt shows, races, and prototype demonstrations. According to Time Magazine, 400,000 people attended the festivities, and $5 million worth of airplanes were

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