Aviator Howard Hughes tests his helicopter in Culver City, California. Newsmen and cameramen record the event. The XH-17 takes off for a test flight.
Aviator Howard Hughes's H-4 Hercules amphibious plane is transported from Culver City to Long Beach. The H-4 plane is taken out from Culver City hangar in parts. A crowd milling around in front of the hangar. Huge wings of the plane moved under wires on a road. A trailer truck hauls the wing of the plane on the road. The parts of the plane are transported to Long Beach.
Loren Mendell and Pete Reinhart 'Tough Hombres' set a new flight endurance record. Loren Mendell and Pete Reinhart before their flight in Culver City, California. Ground check for the Wright powered Buhl monoplane before the flight. Refueling gear and living quarters of the plane 'Angeleno' in view. Monoplane takes off. The monoplane refueled by another aircraft in flight.
A radar perfected by Mr. Howard Hughes aids safe flying. A plane taxis on a field in Culver City, California. Aviator Howard Hughes looks at the plane in the foreground. Hughes speaks to the press. Passengers board the plane. The plane in flight and Mr. Hughes at the controls in the cockpit.
Activities of the First Motion Picture Unit of the United States Army Air Forces in Culver City, California during World War II. A high altitude view of the area. Buildings in the area. 'Army Air Forces' written outside a building. Enlisted men of the 1st Motion Picture Unit lined up at attention and march. Officers and men work in a production office. The Writing and the Camera Department. Men carry photographic equipment.
Activities of the First Motion Picture Unit of the United States Army Air Forces in Culver City, California during World War II. A high altitude view of the area. Buildings of the unit sound stages. The stages are sound proof and air conditioned. Buildings along the sides of a street. Cars drive past on the street. A sign outside a building reads: 'Stage 5'. Men work on a training film project. Artists act in the film. Army artists and set designers work in the art department. They work for the conversion of scripts into sketches and models. The model of a squadron department. Men act in a film for the squadron department and discuss about army airplanes and officers.