An amphibian automobile designed by George Powell at Glendale in California. George Powell seated in the mobile boat. Cars and bicycles travel with the automobile on the road. The amphibious automobile taken into Lake Willow. The auto boat travels with equal facility on land and water.
U.S. aviation pioneer General James Harold 'Jimmy' Doolittle sets a new air record for flying a transport plane from Glendale to Newark in twelve hours in Newark, New Jersey. Doolittle and a man look into a map. They both board a transport airplane. 'Shell' written on the airplane. The airplane taxis and takes off from Glendale, California. The airplane in flight over the mountains. Insignia of the United States on the airplane. The airplane in flight over the clouds. The airplane lands and taxis on a runway. Hangars and a building in the background. Jimmy gets off from the airplane with his wife at an airfield in Newark.
Easter Sunrise Services at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California. Cross on top of a Church is lighted. A huge crowd gathers to attend the ceremony. The crowd sits during the ceremony.
United States Army Air cadets graduate in Glendale, California. Film opens showing a graduating class of U.S. Army Air Corps aviation cadets at attention along with their instructors, in front of a line of PT-13 training aircraft. A senior officer is reading from notes for their graduation ceremony. Closeups of individual aviation cadets. A formation of 6 PT-13s flies toward and over the camera at very low altitude. Next, an aerial view shows the 6 aircraft flying in formation at altitude. View from inside one aircraft, as it banks gently over a highway with only two cars driving on it.View from back seat, of pilot in helmet, at controls in front cockpit. Several views of individual airplanes flying past cinematographer filming them from another aircraft. Views of aircraft performing aerobatic rolls, including one from inside a maneuvering plane.
Rose Bowl parade and fete in Pasadena, California. Men stand with poster that reads '52nd annual tournament of roses'. A girl on a float waves. Name on a float reads 'our navy'. Model of an eagle on a float. Float of San Francisco with model of Golden Gate Bridge on it. Floats of Stanford, Nebraska, Ventura, Los Angeles and Glendale go by.
The disappearance of American aviatrix Amelia Earhart in 1937. A smiling Amelia Earhart stands with a man, possibly Fred Noonan. Earhart and crew loading up an airplane parked in a hanger. May 20, 1937, Lockheed Model 10-E Electra taking off from Oakland, California bound for Miami, Florida on the first leg of Earhart's second attempt at an around-the-world flight. Earhart and her navigator disappear during the flight and are last heard from on July 2, 1937. A huge air sea search is undertaken to find them. An aircraft carrier underway at sea. Airplane parked on the flight deck. Bi-Planes fly in formation during search.