Boll weevil is examined at a Chemical Warfare Laboratory in Griffin, Georgia. Men in a laboratory examine the boll weevil A cotton field. Men at work in the cotton field. A boll weevil. A U.S. Army aircraft. The crew members prepare the aircraft for a take off.. The army aircraft spray poisonous powder on cotton fields.
Aerial view of airfield at Oakland, California. Pilot, Bennett Griffin, is seen with his wife and child, standing beside his Travel Air 5000 airplane,"Oklahoma." Registration number:"N-X 911" is stenciled on its tail. Pilot Martin Jensen, saying farewell to members of his family in front of his airplane,"Aloha" (that finished second in the race). Aircraft being readied for takeoff. Starter with checkered flag stands ready as nine men push the Travel Air 5000 "Oklahoma, the first to take off, forward into starting position, with engine running. Next scene shows starter holding stopwatch and flag. He signals start with the flag. Scene shifts to the second aircraft to take off, the Goddard Special metal monoplane, NX5074, "El Encanto." Camera tracks as the airplane has difficulty breaking ground, skipping several times in a long ground roll. Suddenly, it veers off the the right in a crab, wiping out its landing gear and breaking part of its right wing as it flips over in a crash leaving it tilted on its left wing facing backwards. Some smoke is seen but quickly disappears. Men and rescue personnel rush to the scene. (Reportedly the crew was unhurt.) Next, the prototype Lockheed Vega 1 monoplane, NX913, "Golden Eagle," is making smooth takeoff. Navigator Gordon Scott waves to spectators below as the plane climbs out. Aerial view of the plane in flight. The "Miss Doran," a Buhl CA-5 Air Sedan, number NC2915, is seen next on takeoff, past photographers and spectators, and then airborne. Next, the Breese-Wilde 5 Monoplane, NX914, "Aloha" is seen taking off. It climbs out very slowly. Navigator Paul Schluter waves as they depart. Pilot Arthur C. Goebel and navigator, Willian V. Davis Jr. are seen next by their plane "Woolaroc." A woman wishes them good luck, with a bouquet of flowers. Next, men are seen pushing the "Woolaroc" and it takes off and climbs. Pre-departure footage of Pilot Gordon Scott and navigator John W. Frost, with friends, near their airplane, "Golden Eagle." (Their aircraft vanished in the Pacific.) Pre-departure footage of pilot John Augie Pedlar, navigator Lieutenant Vilas R. Knopie, and their passenger, Mildred Doran, whose aircraft, "Miss Doran," was also lost in the Pacific.
Flight Deck activities aboard U.S. Navy's first aircraft carrier USS Langley (CV-1) in United States. Lieutenant Commander VC Griffin lands in an Aeromarine. Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier. Black smoke rises up.
Flight Deck activities aboard U.S. Navy's first aircraft carrier USS Langley (CV-1) in United States. Lieutenant Commander VC Griffin pilots DT seaplane. DT seaplane takes off. Lieutenant Commander VC Griffin makes landing on flight deck of the aircraft carrier.
'The Epic American Trans Atlantic Flight' depicts crashes involving various pilots in the United States. Captain Charles A. Lindbergh. On September 21, 1926, Rena Fonck stands in front of his Sikorsky airplane, ready to try a solo flight across the Atlantic to Paris. He takes off and crashes in flames.
Navy Commander Richard E. Byrd poses. On April 16, 1927, his Fokker C-2 trimotor airplane ("America"), piloted by Anthony Fokker, with Byrd, Floyd Bennett, and George O. Norville,on board, flips over on takeoff at Hasborough, New Jersey. In September, 1927. Clarence Chamberlin in a Bellanca plane taxis and takes off. The tail and right main wheel dig into the soft field on landing and the airplane is severely damaged. The wreck of the "American Legion" Keystone Pathfinder airplane that carried Commander Noel Davis and Lieutenant Stanton Wooster to their deaths, in a crash landing, in the Back river, near Langley Field, Virginia, In Paris, on April 26, 1927,Frenchmen, Captain Charles Nungesser and Francois Coli pose before taking off on their ill fated flight, in a Levasseur PL8 aircraft, named " White Bird." Charles Lindbergh standing next to his mother,Evangeline Land Lindbergh. The "Spirit of St. Louis" is towed out and refueled at Mineola, New York. Charles Lindbergh climbs into the plane and makes a bumpy takeoff. Bystanders watch. People gather to greet him upon arrival in Paris. Lindbergh poses with U.S. Ambassador to France Myron Herrick. Lindbergh honored by the French President Gaston Doumergue.
Evolution of United States Air Force uniforms in the United States. A pilot in a 1927 U.S. Army Air Corps uniform in the front cockpit of a trainer. Another pilot in a 1927 U.S. Army Air Corps uniform in the cockpit. A pilot in a 1927 U.S. Army Air Corps uniform takes off his officers' hat and puts on a helmet. He climbs into the cockpit of the aircraft. A French Nieuport fighter aircraft takes off. A German Fokker D VII fighter aircraft takes off. The Nieuport aircraft and the Fokker D VII aircraft make low passes over a runway.