Press and media persons with other spectators witness the inflation and raising of a great many helium-filled barrage balloons made by Goodyear in Akron Ohio, at Wingfoot Lake. Men filling balloons with helium gas. Various balloons and blimps flying high in the sky. "Goodyear" is written on some of the balloons. View of Wingfoot Lake below the balloons. A Goodyear stratosentinal balloon with six large fins capable of flying to 15,000 feet. Barrage balloon seen landing as air rather than helium is let into the lower fin as a stabilizer. A blimp with writing "Goodyear Lifeguard Tires" on it.
Navy airship flying event at Wingfoot Lake hangar near Akron Ohio. Non rigid naval airship coming out of hangar for its first trial flight. U.S.Navy K-3 mark is seen on the dirigible. Commanders of navy in airship along with Mr. Paul Litchfield, Chaiman and CEO of Goodyear. The K-3 and a Goodyear blimp flying over the area. Aerial views of lake and town below. Airship lands.
Army officials demonstrate barrage balloons at a field near Akron in Wingfoot lake, Ohio. Air balloons of various shapes can be seen.
Shows barrage balloons sent aloft, tethered with metal cables. Barrage balloons in sky and being tested at Wingfoot Lake, Ohio.
Barrage balloons being tested in the United States. Barrage balloons in flight. A motor being removed from a gondola and a basket being attached. Men get into the basket to study the tactics of observation from a captive balloon. A barrage balloon lifts off. Ground crew handles a steel cable. The 3rd Observation Balloon Squad learns the details of observation at Fort Lewis, Washington. An instructor trains recruits. A barrage balloon in flight at Fort Lewis. Goodyear barrage balloon comes out of a hangar at Wingfoot Lake, Ohio. Tail of a barrage balloon in flight. A barrage balloon being filled with helium. It takes off and in flight during a test.
Non rigid blimp, L-3, a Goodyear Company manufactured patrol airship for the United States Navy is seen as it takes off from Wingfoot Lake docks in Ohio. Mr. Paul Litchfield, Chairman of the Board at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company is seen speaking at a microphone and introducing E. J. Thomas, President of Goodyear, addressing workers to ask for their fullest loyalty.