Sail plane pilots change places while the glider is in flight in Newport Beach, California. A sailplane in flight with a pilot in his seat. Another pilot in a speed boat comes near the low flying plane. Pilot in the speed boat gets onto the plane. The pilot seated in the plane gets off and hangs from the plane after changing his position with the other pilot. Plane flies low over the beach and the pilot jumps into the water.
A young man travels on an aquaplane (surfboard) at Newport Beach. He springs to the undercarriage of a glider towed overhead. Pilot seated in the glider. The man repeats the performance and performs an acrobatic stunt.
Waves are seen threatening homes built along a boardwalk, at the water's edge, in Redondo Beach, california. Closeup of sea water rushing under the boardwalk and a sign on one home reading "danger, Keep Out." Waves carrying debris, crashing against the the structures. Glimpse from next to a partly sunken house, of wave rolling towards it. Waves running underneath pilings. A house that has fallen over and water undermining it and the boardwalk nearby. A man and his wife and baby rescuing belongings from their damaged home. He carries a chair and she carries her baby from the home that is already tilted. Their belongings are piled up in a safe place onshore. Other people are seen in the background, along with some parked 1930s era cars, including a Light colored 1936 Dodge 4-door touring car with rear fender aprons. Other people help the couple to rescue their possessions.
Howard Hughes takes lunch at a restaurant in Chicago on May 14, 1936. Other people sitting and standing behind him. View of propeller on his Northrop Gamma 2G airplane being started. Hughes has his goggles on his head and takes off toward California. View of Union Air Terminal in Burbank, California. Hughes steps out of plane in Los Angeles after 8 hours flight. In next scene, aviator Amy Johnson, CBE, wife of Jim Mollison, emerges from her Percival Gull Sixplane. G-ADZO, in Capetown, South Africa on May 7, 1936 after a record-setting four day and sixteen hours flight from London. A large crowd waits to see her. People greet her with flowers. Johnson is seen among the large crowd and smiling and waving to the crowd. Scenes in clip are from a 1961 newsreel recounting events roughly 25 years prior.
Survey of potential site for the Democratic National Convention of 1936. People along the beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey. A building with American flag hoisted on it. Democrats look at the building as they consider it the site for the Democratic Convention of 1936. Two policemen hold a scroll in front of the men and they look at the picture on the scroll. Mayor Harry Bacharach and others discuss about the site for the Convention. (The convention was ultimately held in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, in 1936)
To prevent sun-tan without sunburn blistered backs girls try out a new 'Beach-bag' which is transparent and serves as a partial sunscreen. Covered from foot to neck in transparent bags the girls take sun bath on the beach at Del Monte in California.