Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) company's coast-to-coast passengers proceed on their flight legs from Saint Louis, Missouri to Waynoka, Oklahoma. TAT employee closes door on Ford 5-AT-B tri-motor passenger airplane, at St. Louis airport. Ground crewman plugs in compressed air hose to assist start of engine number three. TAT logo seen on side of the airplane. Next, the airplane taxis and takes off on plowed runway of snow-covered field. Animated map shows airplane heading to Kansas City, Missouri. View of cockpit as co-pilot shows weather report to pilot. Shift to a TAT weather station where meteorologists launch a balloon to check winds aloft. Closeup of the pilot's weather report being prepared. TAT officer serving a lunch to passengers in the plane. View from airplane of Kansas City, and then aerial view as it descends to Wichita, Kansas. Pilots in cockpit. Copilot radios Wichita. View of TAT radio operator responding and saying they should lookout for Lindbergh who is flying the route today. Next, Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh is seen flying past the Ford Tri-motor in his Curtiss Falcon biplane. Passengers look out to see him. View from the passenger plane descending over the city of Wichita, Kansas. Animated map shows next stop as Waynoka, Oklahoma. View from the air of numerous oil derricks in Oklahoma. Passengers leaving the airplane and boarding a trailer-bus at Waynoka. Closeup of flowers and sign on restaurant table, reading, "TAT, Reserved for TAT travelers." Passengers dining.
Boeing B-47 Stratojet bomber taxis for rocket assist, takes off at Boeing Airplane Company, Wichita, Kansas. Ground crew members give directions. Boeing B-47 Stratojet bomber in flight with smoke trails following aircraft. Boeing B-47 Stratojet bomber performs roll to the left and then a dive. Interior of the aircraft with Pilot on the wheel. The aircraft performs a loop, goes into a dive, pulls out and then goes into a steep climb.
The Boeing 1960 Progress Report covering the development and production of U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress G and H models. A B-52G aircraft in flight overhead in Kansas, United States. The aircraft is capable of launching three different types of missiles. The aircraft can confuse the enemy radars and air defense systems. A man working at Boeing plant in Wichita, Kansas. He makes modifications in the model.
Air Force Major General Curtis Lemay, a civilian and a four-star Air Force General (Barney McKinney Giles?) check their watches as they wait to formally accept the one thousandth B-29 from the Boeing Wichita, kansas manufacturing plant. Many persons from news media are seen with microphones set up at edge of ramp. Large crowd is gathered but only the edge of crowd is seen. The awaited B-29 taxis slowly toward the assembly and parks with engines running.
Workers work at Stearman factory in Wichita. They construct parts of aircraft. Welders work in the factory. General layout of the Plant. Lathe workers work. Lumber storing and cutting room. Wing sections made for aircraft. Welders work. Sections of Plant handle fuselage frameworks. Workman sprays framework.
Workers work at Stearman factory in Wichita. They construct parts of aircraft. Fuselages of Stearman PT-17 completed. Interior of factory shows semi completed Stearman PT-17's. Several rows of PT-17`s starting engines on an airbase. Men stand nearby. Cars pass on street. Aerial view of the several rows of PT-17's.