Activities of the U.S. Army Air Corps at Langley Field, Virginia. Two armament men sliding 300 lb bombs across ground and under a B-10. Two officers look on, a second B-10 parked in the background. Group of civilians seated on bleachers. Formation of six P-6Es in flight. Frame house in the foreground. Bullets hitting practice targets on ground. Several boats in water in the foreground. B-10s flying in formation. Aircraft dropping bombs. Six 300 lb bombs descending. Train of bombs exploding in field. Smoke and dust from exploding bombs. Small motor-powered launch anchored in water in the foreground.
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.
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.
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.
Army Day demonstrations at Langley Field outside Hampton Virginia: A long line of U.S. Army Air Corps P-36 aircraft of the 8th Pursuit Group with engines running. Those closest to the camera display the logo of the 36th Pursuit Squadron "Flying Fiends." View of Langley Airfield tower and terminal buildings in background. The P-36s taxi out, one-by-one, for takeoff. Tail number of the first one is: PH-80. Flight of three perform a formation takeoff. Brief instant view of foreign officers in white uniforms standing with American airmen at Langley Field main terminal. View of radial engine running on a Boeing 247 aircraft. Men in truck loading cargo and baggage through open nose hatch of Boeing 247 aircraft. Airman closes and secures the nose hatch. View inside control tower. Operator gives pilot of Boeing 247 clearance to takeoff when ready. Scene changes to new setting and terrain. A Boeing 247 on takeoff roll with snow on the ground. Formations of Boeing P-26 airplanes in flight. Explosions below them in desert as they fly overhead. Two P-26s dive and drop bombs, respectively. Smoke rises from bomb explosions.
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.