Maneuvers of United States Army Air Service 1st Provisional Air Brigade in the United States. U.S. Army Air Service 1st Pursuit Group, 2nd Bombardment Group and 3rd Attack Group at headquarters in Langley Field, Virginia. Three personnel in uniforms outside the headquarters of the 1st
Provisional Air Brigade. The U.S. flag outside the camp. U.S. Army Air Service Brigadier General James E. Fechet who is in command has a word with an airman. Brigadier General Fechet with his staff members lined up in front of the camp. The attack group of several aircraft arrive from the York River shore. The fleet in flight over Langley Field. Men outside the field. The pursuit group arrives at the same time from Yorktown. U.S. Army Air Service Airco DH4 aircraft in the air. Few DH4 craft on the ground. Officers from the ground watch the aircraft. The bombardment group arrives at the same time. Three DH4 aircraft in flight. The aircraft among the clouds. The 1st Pursuit Group representing the enemy, attack the bombers. DH4 aircraft pursue the bombers. The attack on the bombers is made from above as well as below at the same time.
Lieutenant Charles Benter directs the U.S. Navy Band. Early models of aircraft in flight. USS Langley (AV-3) in San Diego Bay, California. Men aboard USS Langley take down mast as they prepare flight deck for flight activity. USS Langley underway. Stacks of the USS Langley lowered to horizontal. Aircraft on flight deck of USS Langley. Aircraft takes off from flight deck. Aircraft lands aboard USS Langley. OL-8 lands on USS Langley. DH-4 biplane is catapulted. Aircraft catapulted from the ship. OL-8 lands in water. DH-4 lands in water. Pilots taken from plane and hoisted aboard the USS West Virginia. Plane taken aboard the ship.
Maneuvers of United States Army Air Service 1st Provisional Air Brigade at Langley Field, Virginia. Enemy's aerodrome with hangars and airplanes outlined. The pursuits drop 25 pound bombs on targets. U.S. Army Air Service Airco DH4 aircraft in flight. Bombers with order to attack hangars release 100 pound bombs. Smoke emanates from the bombed areas. A fleet of aircraft in flight over land and water.
View of YB-17 bomber piloted by Lieutenant Colonel Robert Olds, Commander of the U.S. Army Air Corps 2nd Bomb Group, seen aloft, during an historic non-stop flight from March Field, California, to Langley Field, Virginia. The YB-17 lands at Langley Field. Next, Lieutenant Colonel Olds is seen discussing the flight, while surrounded by U.S. Army officers all wearing campaign hats. Glimpse of YB-17s of the 2nd Bomb Group parked on the ramp at Langley Field.
Views of USAF (United States Air Force) airplanes parked at the airstrip of Langley Air Force Base. Lt. Col. Robert Olds standing in front of a B-17 airplane. A ground crew man gets into a rubber lifeboat and moves oars back and forth. Ground crewman pushing landing gear wheel of a B-17. B-17 taxiing and taking off from Langley airstrip. Aerial view of Langley field, nearby buildings and waterway as aircraft ascend. View inside B-17 of pilot and co-pilot in cockpit of the B-17. Airplanes in flight, aerial views of formation of B-17 aircraft in flight.
About 300 aviation industry executives, engineers, and government officials, pose for a photograph, May 22, 1935, on stands set up in front of a full scale wind tunnel at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory, at Langley field, Virginia. They are gathered for the 10th Annual Aircraft Engineering Research Conference, sponsored by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Among the notable members and officers of that Committee, seen in the gathering, is Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh. Scene shifts to the flightline at Langley Field, where three women walk in front of several parked executives' aircraft, including a Lockheed Vega airplane. Scene shifts back to the Aeronautical laboratory, where a Department of Commerce light airplane is seen mounted for aerodynamic tests at the wind tunnel. Conference attendees line a steel walkway to observe the full-scale wind tunnel in operation. Airflows can be seen in the process. Attendees gather behind a protective screen to observe propeller testing, in the Propeller research tunnel. Attendees (including Lindbergh) are seen walking about, and conversing, outside the Lab. Next, Colonel Lindbergh is seen climbing into a Lockheed Vega airplane and then in closeup through window of cockpit. He taxis out for takeoff.