Aviator Charles Lindbergh in Panama. Lindbergh takes President Rodolfo Chiari Robles, (President of Panama 1924-1928) for a ride over the Canal Zone. President Rodolfo Chiari strapped into the seat in Lindbergh's plane 'Spirit of Saint Louis'. The plane takes off. The plane in flight over Panama City and Balboa. Aerial views of Panama City, Balboa, buildings and the Panama canal zone. The President disembarks from the plane and talks to some officials.
Aviator Charles Lindbergh in Panama City, Panama. Lindbergh with officials in a balcony. He greets the large crowd below. Lindbergh poses with President Rodolfo Chiari Robles and other officials. Lindbergh in the cockpit of his De Havilland DH-4 airplane. (The airplane appears to have a corrugated metal fuselage.) An officer helps the President don his flying gear. President Rodolfo Chiari climbs into the rear cockpit. The plane taxis and takes off. The plane in flight over Balboa and the Panama Canal. Aerial views of buildings, the harbor and the canal. A man helps the President out of the plane after the landing. Lindbergh on a sight seeing trip with officers. Children lined up on either side greet Lindbergh as he arrives to meet them.
Aviator Charles Lindbergh in Panama City, Panama. Horse cavalry and soldiers on foot prepare to welcome Lindbergh as his plane lands at Pina Field. A crowd gathered at the field. Lindbergh is led by military officers for a welcoming ceremony. President Rodolfo Chiari awards Lindbergh the Medal of Honor. Lindbergh wearing the Medal. People throng the streets for a glimpse of Lindbergh as his motorcade passes through the city. Lindbergh with the President in a car.
Construction of the Panama Canal. A view of the Panama Canal constructed by U.S. Army engineers. The engineers work at the Culebra Cut. A train on tracks. Smoke comes out. A crane lifts up rubble. Two engineers stand and one of them holds a shovel in his hands. The engineers work at Gold Hill. They use a hydraulic excavation cylinder and spray. A view of the Culebra Cut before the water entered. A boat underway in the Culebra Cut. A spillway at Gatun Lake. Water is controlled by the spillway. A sign reads 'Gatun Locks'. A liner in Gatun Locks. People at the dock along the Panama Canal. A view of Panama City, with people and traffic on the streets. Buildings on a street of Panama City. Mountains in the background.
Different places in Panama City, the Republic of Panama. Tower in the ruins of the Cathedral of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción at Panamá Viejo, destroyed by Buccaneer Henry Morgan. A broken bridge. A view of Panama City. Traffic on the streets. Natives on narrow streets in the main city. The Golden Altar in the San Jose Church . The Canal Zone Administration Building on Balboa Heights. A garden in front of the building. Palm trees on either side of the entrance. An
American flag flutters in the breeze.
An outline of U.S. military canal defense and base security requirements and future requirements regarding proposed canal relocations in Panama. A U.S. officer conducts a JCS (Joint Chiefs of Staff) briefing in the United States. Maps of the Canal Zone and Panama shows military installations, communications facilities and training areas. An officer points out Quarry Heights, Fort Amador, Howard AFB, Fort Kobbe, Rodman Naval Air Station and Fort Clayton on the map of Panama. An aerial photograph of Quarry Heights which will provide operational support for United States Southern Command Headquarters. An aerial picture of a bridge in Panama City and Quarry Heights in the background. Aerial photographs of Bridge of the Americas, Albrook AFB, Rodman Naval Station, Howard AFB and Fort Amador. An officer briefs. Maps of Fort Sherman and Galeta Island. Aerial photographs of Fort Sherman and Galeta Island.