'Flying eyes' over mock enemy positions in Anacostia, Washington DC. A U.S. Navy man holds an aerial television camera. Two men stand near him. They load the camera in the nose of an aircraft to conduct a series of tests. The camera is mounted in the nose of the plane. The plane takes off and is in reconnaissance flight over positions. The camera takes pictures of targets and transmits them to a control room view as the pictures appearing on a television screen show a dock area on the Potomac River, a powerhouse, and the Capitol building.
U.S. aircraft at Anacostia Naval Air Station( NAS ) in Anacostia, Washington DC. United States Navy F4H Phantom aircraft takes off from a runway. The aircraft in flight overhead. United States Navy A4D-2 Skyhawk is removed from a hangar by a small tractor. Letters 'Navy and Marines' painted on a side of the aircraft. The tractor tows the aircraft from the hangar. A pilot seated in the cockpit. The aircraft takes off and is in flight overhead.
U.S. aircraft at Anacostia Naval Air Station in Anacostia, Washington DC. United States Navy F4H Phantom aircraft parked at the base. A pilot walks from an Operations building towards the aircraft. The pilot climbs up a ladder to the cockpit of the aircraft. The aircraft taxis on a runway and takes off.
U.S. aircraft at Anacostia Naval Air Station in Anacostia, Washington DC. United States Navy A4D-2 Skyhawk aircraft parked at the base. A pilot walks towards the aircraft. He climbs up a ladder into the cockpit. He dons his hard hat. The aircraft takes off from a runway.
An original 1912 U.S. Navy Curtiss pusher bamboo seaplane is parked on the shore of the Anacostia River, at the United States Naval Base in Anacostia, Washington, D.C. Its flight controls are seen moving as sailors (unseen) check their movements. Next, with the engine running, Captain "Dick" Richardson, climbs aboard and makes his own quick flight control check. Closeup of him at the controls giving a nod that he is ready to be pushed into the water for a demonstration flight. Sailors maneuver the craft to the edge of shore and push it into the river. Roosevelt Hall, at U.S. Army Fort Lesley J. McNair, is seen across the river in the background. The seaplane's lower left wing dips into the water momentarily, as Captain Richardson taxis it away from the shore. Scene shifts to the seaplane taking off from the river, after which, Captain Richardson Quickly brings it back down to a water landing, near the Washington Channel.
U.S. sailors at the Anacostia Naval Air Station in Washington DC. Two sailors look at carrier pigeons named 'Old Faithful' and 'Aerial Lad' fly from a bird house. The sailors hold the pigeons.