Brothers Fred Key and Al Key (The Flying Keys) fly their aircraft named Ole Miss over Meridian, Mississippi, shattering the old endurance record of 23 days and drawing attention to the announced closure of Meridian Municipal Airport. They fly the aircraft for 653 consecutive hours. Scenes of mid-air maintenance being performed by Fred Key who is out on a custom catwalk beside the engine. Scene of a supply plane delivering supplies to the Ole Miss via a rope. The pilots meet their friends and family. One of them kisses his wife and speaks to his child.
Specialized flight training at Pensacola, Florida and Naas, Meridian, United States. Trained pilot sits at a restaurant with his companion and talks about flying. Pilots at beach with their companions sit and talk about specialties they are going to choose, companions join in conversation. Various U.S. aircrafts perform different work. A Propeller single engine combat aircraft lands. 5 mortar crafts in formation. Three jet air crafts in flight. A carrier craft carries load from ship at sea. Men hang over sea from rescue aircraft. 4 Blue Angel aircrafts in flight. Board of Naas Meridian in Mississippi, United States. Pilot gets training in jet with an instructor, they get on aircraft and take off. They perform aerobatics. Aircraft in formation. Pilot trained for gunnery. T-28 Propeller at Pensacola training airbase in flight.
Role of United States Coast Guard in natural disaster response. Clip focuses on response in 1927 Mississippi River flood. Opens with scenes of a destructive hurricane hitting Florida coast in United States and strong winds blowing. Coast Guard provides relief to the victims. Wreckage from hurricane. Brief scene from San Francisco earthquake. Then scenes from the flood of the Mississippi River in 1927. Swollen Mississippi River flowing at great speed. Coast Guard uses boats to rescue people from the flooded area. People gathered atop the levees awaiting help. Coast Guard lifting citizens from atop levees, into boats. A house floating in the flood waters. A boat filled with livestock as Coast Guard rescues them. A man being rescued from top of a floating house. Film produced in 1935.
Attractive residential neighborhoods in Washington DC. Views of Meridian Hill with structures and fountains. Other pools and fountains, including the fountain in Lower Senate park, seen with Union Station in background and in another view, with Capitol dome just visible through the spray. View of the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal adjacent to Little Falls on the Potomac River.
Ceremony of unveiling a statue of Jeanne d'Arc in Meridian Park. Crowd assembled for the ceremony. President and Mrs Warren G Harding arrive at ceremony. Officials speak at stand. Unveiling of Jeanne d'Arc statue. Flags on poles. Man places bouquet and flowers in front of the statue. Secretary of War, John W Weeks speaks. Side view of statue. Various officials speak at ceremony.
The intricate processes in the manufacture of watch parts at the Illinois Watch Company in Springfield, Illinois. View of the Astronomical Observatory. An old man operates 'Transit' device used to obtain accurate time by observing the passage of stars across the meridian. A 'Chronograph' machine is shown where the time obtained from the 'Transit' is compared with a sidereal clock. Telescope is used for general astronomical observation.