Wright brothers being honored after 31 years of the invention of an airplane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. U.S. planes go aloft on anniversary. An Army airship in flight over the Wright Brothers Memorial at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina and a wreath being dropped from the airship. Two wreaths at the front of the Wright Memorial. The engraved name plate "Wilbur Wright and Orville Wright" on side of memorial. Orville Wright standing beside the memorial. Several men turn an early Wright pusher aircraft to the left. Wright pusher aircraft engine, running. Wright pusher aircraft takes off and flies. Formation of P-12s in flight over New York City. P-26s in flight. The first three aircraft peel off. A formation of P-l2s in flight to the right in the background. Formation of P-l2s in flight.
31st anniversary celebration of a Wright aircraft at Kitty Hawk in North Carolina. Several men push an early Wright aircraft. Mr. Orville Wright stands and smiles. Several men pull a rope which lifts a weight in a tower in order to launch the Wright aircraft. The aircraft is in the background. Several men push the Wright aircraft and turn it around near a launch track. Two men turn the propellers on an early Wright Pusher. The launch of the Wright aircraft. The aircraft in flight low over the ground. A tug tows a Sikorsky S-42 flying boat on a road. Water on either side of the road. Hangars and buildings in the background. The S-42 takes off from water surface. The copilot of the camera aircraft. Seven P3Y Catalina in a step-down formation. A Boeing 247 in flight. 306 and 600 lb bombs drop from United States Army Air Corps B-3As and explode on the ground. Bomb-pitted earth. A civilian inspects a bomb crater.
A memorial dedicated to Orville and Wilbur Wright on November 19, 1932 at Kitty Hawk in North Carolina, United States. A still photograph of the memorial atop Kitty Hawk hill.
Dedication ceremonies at the Wright Brothers Visitor Center honoring the fifty seventh anniversary of first powered flight in Kitty hawk, North Carolina. Assembly of people and dignitaries on the occasion. Girls of Elizabeth City High School Band dance in group at the ceremony. Guests and dignitaries on podium, spectators assembled at the ceremony. Dignitaries include R.H. Cooke, Mayor of Kill Devil Hill; Luther H. Hodges, Governor of North Carolina; Conrad L. Wirth, Director National Park Service; retired Major General Benjamin D. Foulois. Prize distribution ceremonies to children with special achievements.
A film about the history of aviation in the United States. Automobile and pedestrian traffic in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. A man and a woman talk over a telephone. A man clicks pictures. Wright home in Dayton, Ohio. Housekeeper who was with the rights in 1903 speaks. A bicycle shop worker tells how he made the Wright's first engine. A machine shop and bicycles in a workshop. A glider in flight in Kitty Hawk. A motor in a workshop. Men assemble parts of an airplane. Early Martin and Curtis airplanes, French pilots in their early airplanes the Wrights taking off from Fort Myer in 1908. The Wright brothers demonstrate an airplane over Fort Myer, Virginia. Lieutenant Law talks about how he helped interest army officials in the airplane and how he first flew. He prepares for his first flight. The first flight of Lieutenant Law. The airplane crashes killing Lieutenant Law and injuring Orville Wright.
Army and Navy officials place wreaths at the Wright Memorial on 35th anniversary of first flight flown by Wright brothers, Kill Devil Hill in Kitty hawk, North Carolina. Planes pass over the Memorial. Wright Brothers make their first flight in 1903. Shots of modern planes in flight, including a formation of biplane sea planes.