New type of aeroplane with simple controls is given test flight by Gore Vidal, aged 10.
United States of America (USA).
Ten year old boy pilot. A young boy learns how to fly new kind of aeroplane with simple controls. M/S of Gore Vidal ("Gene") as a young boy, standing in front of aeroplane with man. They have a stilted conversation about how easy new aeroplane is to fly. They then climb into cockpit and man takes boy through joystick movements. Various shots of aeroplane taking off and landing on an airfield. C/U of Gene and man. When asked, Gene says controlling the plane was easier that learning how to ride a bike!
The aeroplane has a "department of commerce" sign on it.