The history of famous airplanes. A Bellanca aircraft in Mineola, New York. A small girl christens the aircraft. She breaks a bottle of champagne over the propeller of the aircraft. A crowd in the background. The three crew members of the aircraft - pilot C. D. Chamberlin, navigator L. W. Bertaud and pilot Bert Acosta pose. The aircraft taxis across an airfield. 'Paris' written on a side beneath the front windows. 'Bellance' written on the tail. The aircraft takes off. The aircraft approaches for a force landing after damaging the left landing gear wheel during the take off. The pilot sets the airplane down on the right gear. The airplane slows down, settles back upon the left wheel which collapses. The aircraft wheels around to the left dragging on a wing tip. Spectators run towards the crashed aircraft. The landing gear is repaired.
'The Epic American Trans Atlantic Flight' depicts crashes involving various pilots in the United States. Captain Charles A. Lindbergh. On September 21, 1926, Rena Fonck stands in front of his Sikorsky airplane, ready to try a solo flight across the Atlantic to Paris. He takes off and crashes in flames.
Navy Commander Richard E. Byrd poses. On April 16, 1927, his Fokker C-2 trimotor airplane ("America"), piloted by Anthony Fokker, with Byrd, Floyd Bennett, and George O. Norville,on board, flips over on takeoff at Hasborough, New Jersey. In September, 1927. Clarence Chamberlin in a Bellanca plane taxis and takes off. The tail and right main wheel dig into the soft field on landing and the airplane is severely damaged. The wreck of the "American Legion" Keystone Pathfinder airplane that carried Commander Noel Davis and Lieutenant Stanton Wooster to their deaths, in a crash landing, in the Back river, near Langley Field, Virginia, In Paris, on April 26, 1927,Frenchmen, Captain Charles Nungesser and Francois Coli pose before taking off on their ill fated flight, in a Levasseur PL8 aircraft, named " White Bird." Charles Lindbergh standing next to his mother,Evangeline Land Lindbergh. The "Spirit of St. Louis" is towed out and refueled at Mineola, New York. Charles Lindbergh climbs into the plane and makes a bumpy takeoff. Bystanders watch. People gather to greet him upon arrival in Paris. Lindbergh poses with U.S. Ambassador to France Myron Herrick. Lindbergh honored by the French President Gaston Doumergue.
American aviator Hillig and Hoiriis take off for a trans Atlantic flight from Mineola, New York. Otto Hillig and Holger Hoiriis stands beside a Bellanca, a high wing monoplane. Hillig stands up in the cockpit as he waves before leaving for a flight from New York to Denmark. A sign on the cockpit reads 'Bellanca 3003 Transatlantic flight, Liberty, New York, to Copenhagen, Denmark. Owner : Otto Hillig, Liberty, New York; Holger Hoiriis, pilot'. Bellanca aircraft takes off.
Otto Hillig and Holger Hoiriis leave on a flight to Denmark in Liberty plane from Mineola, New York. Hillig and Hoiriis stand near Liberty plane. "Bellanca" written on the plane. A man waves. They are cheered by friends of the upstate New York photographer. The plane takes off.
Segment from a film on the early political life of Franklin D Roosevelt. Scenes of crowd and delgates at the Sam Houston Hall in Houston, Texas, during the Democratic convention of 1928. Alfred E smith, Governor of New York, is nominated as the Presidential candidate. He later persuades Franklin D Roosevelt's to run for office of Governor of New York. Scene of New York State Capitol, Albany, New York. Roosevelt was elected and is seen seated at a desk, as he arrives in Albany, for the first time. He is seen seated and conversing with Mrs. Herbert H. Lehman, wife of the Lieutenant Governor, at an inaugural ball. Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt is seen standing and chatting with others behind Roosevelt. Herbert Lehman is at the far right of the group, behind Roosevelt
1928 Democratic National Convention in Texas. Governor Alfred E. Smith tips his hat. Al Smith persuading Franklin to run for Governor of New York. Street scene in Albany, New York with Capitol in background. Newly elected Governor Franklin Roosevelt at his desk in office in Albany. Newly elected Governor Franklin Roosevelt, seated next to Mrs. Edith (Atschul) Lehman,as they converse, at the inaugural ball. Roosevelt's son,James; his daughter, Mrs. Curtis Bean Dall (Eleanor Anna E. Roosevelt) ; his wife, Eleanor; his mother, Mrs. Sara Delano Roosevelt; and Herbert H. Lehman, are standing behind them. Governor Roosevelt, riding in an open car with his mother, at the New York State Fair in Syracuse, New York. Governor Roosevelt lunching in an open pavilion at the Fair.