Aviator Russell Holderman sets a world record for looping-the-loop in a glider at Leroy. He executes thirty-five turns in his motor less craft in seven minutes and forty-five seconds. Huge crowd gathers to watch him. A man uses binoculars to watch him. Russell Holderman lands after setting the world record.
American aviator Wiley Post returns to Floyd Bennett Field in New York after completing his solo flight around the world in a just under 8 days. People gather in a large number to welcome him. They gather around his aircraft. Scene shifts to streets of New York City where Wiley Post is honored with a ticker tape parade for his Around The World achievement. The aviator seated aboard a jeep passing by. People celebrate and greet him. He is bestowed with the Medal of Valor by New York City Mayor John P. O'Brien. Next segment shows plane of American aviator Roscoe Turner landing, after his record-setting flight from New York to Los Angeles in 10 hours and 5 minutes flying his Wedell-Williams Model 44 (WW-44) aircraft. This won him the 1933 Bendix Trophy. Close view of Roscoe Turner smiling from the cockpit of his aircraft. From a November 10, 1958 newsreel recounting events 25 years earlier.
Coverage of Major Leroy Gordon Cooper Jr in New York and his 34 hour orbital flight. Major Cooper speaks. Scenes of parade showing small child waving Ameican flag. Navy and AF flights marching and fireman putting up flags. Major on dais Cooper with dignitaries. Cameramen shoot films and pictures.City Hall seal and bunting.Intercut with cheering crowds,policeman with barricade and fireman with hook and ladder put up flag and make arch over street. City Hall dome.The attendees include Mrs. Trudy Cooper, Mrs. Susan Wagner, Vice president Lyndon B. Johnson and Mayor Robert F. Wagner. Major Cooper acknowledges cheering spectators, speaks and signs City Hall guest book. Crowd and high vantage viewing point.22 May 1963
The inaugural ceremony for President-elect Franklin Roosevelt in Washington DC. The Air Express of the Universal Newspaper Newsreel prepares to take off from Washington DC for New York with sound pictures of the great event of the inaugural ceremony of the new President-elect Franklin Roosevelt. A man on the wings of the aircraft. A pilot gets into the aircraft. The aircraft takes off. The aircraft in flight over Washington DC. It lands in New York and the pilot waves from the cockpit. A motor carriage with a police escort arrives beside the aircraft to collect the sound pictures. Outgoing U.S. President Herbert Hoover and his wife come out from the White House and receive President-elect Franklin Roosevelt. Franklin Roosevelt with officials. Troops march along a road. President Hoover and the President-elect Franklin Roosevelt in a motor carriage move along the Pennsylvania Avenue to the U.S. Capitol. U.S. flag on the front of the motor carriage. The Capitol building in Washington DC. The U.S. flag in view. A large crowd gathered around the Capitol. The dome of the Capitol. A flag on the dome. Franklin Roosevelt, President Hoover and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of U.S. and other officials prepare for the inaugural ceremony in a decorated area in the Capitol building. The officials behind the dignitaries look on. Franklin Roosevelt behind the podium. The Chief Justice administers the oath of office to Franklin Roosevelt making him the 32nd President of the United States. Franklin Roosevelt recites the oath of office.
The American Interplanetary Society's first liquid fuel rocket is launched from Staten Island in New York, United States in 1933. George Edward Pendray of the AIS, and his associate preparing for the launch. The 7 1/2 foot rocket is placed on a stand. Other men look on. The rocket, fueled with gasoline and liquid oxygen, takes off. Its fuel tank overheats and explodes moments after takeoff and the rocket crashes to the beach below. (From a November 10, 1958 newsreel recounting events 25 years earlier. The world's first successful liquid fuel rocket was launched by Robert Goddard in Auburn, Massachusetts, on 16 March 1926. This film records the first such attempt under auspices of the American Interplanetary Society, in 1933. )
Famous African American singer Paul Robeson, (Paul LeRoy Bustill Robeson) in New York City during a celebration event of Robeson’s 46th birthday and the anniversary of the Council on African Affairs. The event is at the 17th Regiment Armory in New York at 34th Street and Park Avenue. Paul Robeson gives a speech and excerpts of the speech are heard. He speaks about his life as a Negro in America. He says that he is proud to be a Negro American. He speaks about Negro people and their progress looking to the future. He expresses his interest in knowing and appreciating different people, their languages and culture. He talks of the struggle of people all over the world to attain freedom. He speaks out against the growth of fascism in the world (speech is during World War 2). Lit candles are seen on the stage in the foreground and flags in the background.