Fliers in the Dole Derby air race take off for Hawaii. The "City of Oakland," a Travel Air 5000 aircraft is seen being readied for flight. Pilot Ernie Smith and navigator Emory Bronte pose at the front of the aircraft, inspecting the engine and propeller. Closeup of the two. Next, a mechanic hand-cranks the engine to start it. Pilot, Smith climbs into the cockpit and closes its door. On July 14th, the aircraft is seen on takeoff roll toward and past the camera, which continues to track it through the takeoff. (The aircraft ran out of fuel and crash landed on the island of Molokai, in Hawaii on July 15th. Smith and Bronte were flown by Army aircraft to Wheeler field, the same day, where they were feted as the first civilians to fly across the Pacific.)
A huge crowd of people (including a number of U.S. Army personnel in uniform) converges on the airfield at Honolulu, Hawaii, to witness the arrival of the Travel Air 5000 airplane, named "woolarc," winner of the Dole Derby trans-Pacific air race. The aircraft taxis across a wide swath of grass, assisted by men at each wing. A small airplane taxis behind it. An Army officer walks past the camera. Pilot Arthur C. Goebel and navigator, William V. Davis Jr. are seen next with Hawaiian Leis around their necks as they are surrounded by congratulatory well-wishers. They are closely escorted by an Army officer into a tent, where some children, including one boy with a bandage and patch over his left eye. Outdoors, Pilot Arthur Goebel receives more flower leis and poses for closeups. Next, the Breese-Wilde 5 Monoplane, NX914, "Aloha" is seen taxiing after arriving second in the race. an Army officer waves some spectators away from the taxiing aircraft. Navigator Paul Schluter waves from the rear cockpit. He and pilot, Martin Jensen, are next seen with leis around their necks. In the final sequence, winners Goebel and Davis are seen with second place aviators, Jensen and Schluter, flanking James D. Dole, who has just presented each pair their award checks.
Ground crews prepare Fokker C-2 Trimotor aircraft called "Bird of Paradise." Crowd at Oakland airport as plane takes off. Aircraft in flight. Aircraft lands in Hawaii. Lieutenant Alfred Hegenberger and Lietenant Lester Maitland greeted by large crowd. Leis placed around neck of Hegenberger and Maitland.
Opening scene shows several aircraft and aircrews on an Airfield in Oakland, California, readying for the Dole Air Race to Hawaii. A modified Travel Air 5000 aircraft, NX869, named "Woolaroc," is seen in the near foreground. Behind it is another Travel Air 5000, named "Oklahoma." Next, the "Oklahoma" and the "Aloha"(NX914), a Breese-Wilde 5 Monoplane are seen with engines running and taxiing. The "Aloha" takes off and climbs sharply after gaining airspeed. Several Wickes-class destroyers are seen steaming underway. (Slate reports they patrol the course to be flown over the Pacific.) Scene shifts to wreckage of the "Angel of Los Angeles" a twin engine Bryant Monoplane, which crashed on a test flight at Montebello, California. (Pilot, Arthur V. Rogers, bailed out at the last minute but his parachute didn't fully open and he was killed.) Next is shown the wreckage of the "Pride of Los Angeles," an International CF-10 Triplane, after crashing into San Francisco Bay on August 11th. Pilots J. L. Giffin and Theodore S. Lundgren are seen stepping from the water, unhurt. A crane, on a barge, lifts the wreckage from the shallow water.
The longest over water flight to date, accomplished by the U.S. Army Air Service in 1927. Chief of Army Air Service, Major General Patrick, standing between Pilot, Lt. Lester J. Maitland, and Navigator, Lt. Albert F. Hegenberger in front of their Fokker C-2-3 trimotor airplane, named the Bird of Paradise. General Patrick is wishing them farewell as they are about to depart on their transoceanic flight from Oakland California to Honolulu, Hawaii. Animation of aircraft leaving Oakland Airport. Fokker C-2-3 in flight. Animation of the longest over water flight ever attempted, 2400 miles, Oakland to Honolulu.
Steamers underway at sea in Japan. The flag of Japan at steamer. Logo of Three Diamond Brand on steamer. Various countries signs on map. The map explains the data of cases of USA, Hawaii, Canada, England, Australia, France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and others countries for year of 1924-1927. Tins of 'Three Diamond, Fancy CrabMeat'. Tins of 'Icebond Brand, Selected CrabMeat' displayed. Three Diamond Brand of canned crab and logo of Three Diamond.