Brigadier General James Stewart at Macdill Air Force Base in Florida, United States during his two week duty training period. Brigadier General along with other officers comes out of a building at Macdill Air Force Base. He writes on a paper and men stand next to him. He comes out of another building, cars parked outside the building. He walks on the flight line at the base, a hangar in the background. He climbs into the F-4C rear cockpit as photographers click pictures. An Air Force officer at the base.
Film shows test of SOC (Strategic Air Command) T.171/ A-5 Turret. View of Administration Building at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Project officer converses with Airmen. The Project officer signs paper. Airmen salute and leave the room. Board reads MacDill Air Force Base Home of Sixth Air Division. Another board reads 306th Bomb Wing, Headquarters with a crest. Boeing B-47 Stratojet bomber parked on ground. Airmen install turret to Boeing B-47 Stratojet bomber's tail. Airmen check radar unit of A-5 control system against ground target. Airmen load Gatling gun.
Two crew members wearing flight clothing along with Mae Wests, by hand action demonstrate flight of an aircraft. The pilot donning parachute enters the F-84 Thunderjet. Crew members get into cockpit of Northrop F-89 Scorpion aircraft. Airmen prepare MB-3 Red Bird for flight. Airmen attach tow line to pylon of Northrop F-89 aircraft for towing MB-3 Red Bird. Map shows the course of flight from MacDill Air Force base to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Aerial view of bay bridge. Sergeant marks course on radarscope and speaks into a microphone. Boeing B-47 Stratojet bomber and F-84 Thunderjet in flight. Airman atop a trailer, manually operates antenna. Gatling gun fires from Boeing B-47 Stratojet bomber targeting MB-3 Red Bird. Damaged rear fuselage and wing of section of MB-3 Red Bird. The aircraft lands with a drag parachute. Boeing B-47 Stratojet bomber, taxis and parks on ground.
Brigadier General James Stewart at Macdill Air Force Base in Florida, United States during his two week duty training period. Two grounds men work on an aircraft. Men gathered around F-4C aircraft. Brigadier General writes on a paper as men look at him. A sign reads 'Personal Equipment'. F-4C plane in a hangar at Macdill Air Force Base with ground crew in the foreground. A trailer moves across. Brigadier General climbs up and gets into the cockpit of F-4C aircraft.
A film titled 'March of dimes' shows Clown Emmet Kelly performing for the children of the American airmen at MacDill air force base in Florida. Marlene Olsen, March of dimes poster girl, is also present.
Brigadier General James Stewart at Macdill Air Force Base in Florida, United States during his two week duty training period. Brigadier General fitted in P anti G cutaway garment, seat harness, flight helmet and mask as officer help him out. Captain John D Brown briefs Brigadier General Stewart about F-4C ejection seat and emergency procedures as they look at some maps and papers, put up on a board. Other officers look on.