Ted Allen, a record-holder in horseshoe pitching, demonstrates amazing skill in Long Beach, California, United States. Ted Allen, wearing a bowtie, holds horseshoes. Spectators gathered around the enclosure watch. He demonstrates several fancy and dangerous stunt shots in horseshoe pitching. Among them: He places horseshoes perfectly while his assistant's face is right next to the target stake. He knocks the end of a pipe from his attendant's mouth with a horseshoe, while the pipe stem stays intact. He lights a pack of matches resting against the stake by throwing a horseshoe precisely to scrape the matches against the metal stake.
Slate lists planned flight legs of U.S. Army Air Corps aircraft as: Washington DC to Edmonton, Alberta; Fairbanks Alaska to Seattle Washington; and Washington DC to San Diego California. Another slate explains that under command of Lieutenant Colonel H.H. Arnold,ten B-12 bombers demonstrate their capabilities in an 18,000 mile flight. Lt. Col Henry H. Arnold, U.S. Army Air Corps, stands in front of a large map on which planned flights are charted. Sign behind him identifies "Engineering Office," at Patterson Field. Arnold uses pointer to show the routings to another officer who has joined him. The next sequence shows Arnold describing the flight plans to more participants, using more charts. Camera pans across ten assembled Army personnel. Lt. Col. Arnold poses with 15 aviators in front of a YB-12 bomber (displaying air intake on port side of engine). Camera pans over eighteen mechanics and ground crewmen posed in front of the bomber. Symbol of eagle superimposed over map of alaska, is painted on side of forward fuselage. Arnold discussing the mission with Army officers and civilian officials, as they walk past a YB-10 (with air intakes atop the cowlings). Camera pans across Patterson field ramp, where officials, automobiles, YB-10 aircraft, and local civilian workers, including several women, are seen. Crew chief seen refueling a YB-10 with long hose from an underground fuel tank installed at edge of the ramp.
Aviator Howard Hughes flies his H-4 Hercules amphibious plane in Long Beach, California. Hughes' H-4 Hercules amphibious plane on display in Long Beach. Hughes walks through the internal sections of the plane. The plane off shore. Hughes at the instrument panel aboard the plane. Hughes sits at the controls in the cockpit of the plane. The plane moves ahead on the surface of water. A cameraman records the event from a boat. The plane takes off and stays low above the water for a mile and then descends back on water.
Aviator Howard Hughes's H-4 Hercules amphibious plane is transported from Culver City to Long Beach. The H-4 plane is taken out from Culver City hangar in parts. A crowd milling around in front of the hangar. Huge wings of the plane moved under wires on a road. A trailer truck hauls the wing of the plane on the road. The parts of the plane are transported to Long Beach.
Boys enjoy during a flood in Long Beach, California. Water on streets due to heavy rains. A jeep drives through the flooded street. Boys use oars and row boats on the street. They enjoy themselves. Building submerged in water in the background. A boy with a dog on a wooden platform in water. A pair of footwear floats in water. Boys in a boat in the background.
Fliers land at Marine Stadium in Long Beach, California after setting a new world record of 30 days and 6 hours in flight. Their Piper Cub dubbed "Spirit of Kay" takes off. Spectators look towards the sky. A sea plane taxis on water for departing. Clyde Schlieper and Wes Carroll return to Marine Stadium after setting the world record for the longest sustained flight -thirty days in the air. Men assist them in getting off from the sea plane. W.E.S. Carroll, Clyde Schlieper and other personnel pose for a camera.