United States President Woodrow Wilson drives the first rivet in the first ship to be built in many years at shipyard in Alexandria in Virginia. U.S. flag in background. President Woodrow Wilson walks with a group of men. President Woodrow Wilson seated with other men for group photo. View of the country's champion riveter, Charles Knight, who drove 4875 rivets in 9 hours. Crew works in the shipyard building the ship
As a contrast to the early pioneering airplanes, passengers are seen seated inside cabin of a "modern" airplane (Douglas DC-4E). View of the DC-4E in flight. A view of Orville Wright. Wilbur Wright gesturing as he talks with officials in France about an aerial course to be flown. Wilbur Wright placing wheels under a Wright Flyer before it is moved across a muddy field in France. A team of men pull a rope raising a catapult weight in a tower. The weight falls, catapulting the Wright Flyer airplane into the air. Soldiers remove a Wright Flyer airplane from a storage building onto the parade grounds at Ft. Meyer, Virginia. The airplane is seen in flight with Orville Wright alone, at the controls, On July 30, 1909, soldiers are seen moving a Wright Flyer from its shed for its final acceptance test. President William Howard Taft, U.S. Army Major George Owen Squier, U.S. Army Major Charles E. Saltzman and Wilbur Wright. are among those standing with the President, as the Wright Flyer is moved toward the parade ground. Views of the monorail and weight and catapult used for launching an airplane. Men turn the two propellers on a Wright Flyer, as Wilbur Wright stands at the rear of the aircraft engine and makes an adjustment. . On September 9, 1908. U.S. Army Lt. Frank P. Lanham, seen in uniform, seated on a Wright Flyer, is joined by Orville Wright. Wilbur. They take off and set a new airborne endurance record, and Lt. Lanham becomes the first Military officer to fly in an airplane. On July 30th, as part of the final acceptance test, Orville Wright takes Army Lt. Benjamin D. Foulois on a cross country flight to Alexandria, Virginia, and back again. They are seen aboard the Wright Flyer, and then high in the air on their way to Alexandria.
U.S. President John Calvin Coolidge reviews a parade in Alexandria, Virginia. Infantry units march in the parade. People on the side of the road to watch the parade. A band marches. Cavalry units march.
President Coolidge and Virginia Governor Harry Flood Byrd, Sr. review the parade from the window of a building.
U.S. President John Calvin Coolidge reviews a parade in Alexandria, Virginia. The President with military officers and dignitaries. A flag flutters atop a flag pole behind them. Soldiers march holding flags. The President shakes hands with military officials.
Prince Axel of Denmark visits Mount Vernon, former home of George Washington, located in Alexandria, Virginia. Prince Axel and members of his suite board the Presidential yacht Mayflower during his stay in the Washington DC area. The Prince talks to a woman on the deck of the ship. The ship underway. Prince Axel with a group of people on the deck. U.S. Secretary of Navy Josephus Daniels, U.S. Secretary of State Robert Lansing, U.S. Navy officers and other guests board Mayflower. U.S. Navy officers and guests on the deck of Mayflower. The guests descend a gangplank from ship. A group of women holds flowers. Price Axel, Josephus Daniels and Robert Lansing seated in chairs at Mount Vernon during a party.
International exchange of CAP ( Civil Air Patrol ) cadets in Virginia, United States. Several foreign cadets stroll across the Alexandria airfield. Two of them examine a low wing monoplane trainer with side-by-side dual controls. They open top cover of cockpit, climb aboard, and move the flight controls. An Air Force officer pulls prop through to start a Tailorcraft airplane. A pilot in cockpit of an airplane using cockpit control to prime engine. View of Italian CAP cadet uniform jacket with insignia.