THE WRIGHT BROTHERS Black and white newsreel period footage of an airplane similar to the Kittyhawk taking off, shots of Orville and Wilbur Wright, and the front page of a newspaper announcing their first flight.
AMERICAN AVIATOR AMELIA EARHART SETS RECORDS EVEN WHEN TROUBLE STRIKES A disheveled but radiant Amelia Earhart talks about her flight and intention to set new records in aviation. "Well I lost my head cover and so that caused me to lose some time which was serious to me." A reporter notes however that she has still broken her previous nonstop record by several hours.
CARL LAEMMLE SUPPORTS NRA & FDR Universal Studios founder Carl Laemmle returns from a trip abroad to express the confidence and he and people abroad have in FDR and the NRA (National Recovery Administration).
AMERICAN PILOT AMELIA EARHART ARRIVES FROM A FLIGHT A plane comes in a for landing and its famous female pilot Amelia Earhart climbs out to greet those waiting for her. Amelia Earhart is one of the most famous aviators of all time setting such records as being the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic and for creating a worldwide mystery that has never been solved with her disappearance during a solo flight in 1937.
A VINTAGE, MANNED KITE GLIDER Vintage scenes of an early flight pioneer flying a manned glider. A crew carries the multi-winged craft onto a field. The glider lifts into the air only to come crashing down into a hillside. The unhurt, dashing young pilot walks toward the camera, passing his crumpled craft.
FRANK HAWKS & "TIME FLIES" ON SPEED FLIGHT Aviator Frank Hawks takes his new plane "Time Flies" from National Airport in Washington, D.C. to LaGuardia Field, New York in 48 minutes. The new plane is able to reach speeds of 300 m.p.h.
TWO STILLS FROM THE EARLY HISTORY OF FLIGHT Two wonderful vintage stills from the early days of powered flight. A well-dressed woman sits at the controls of a classic early airplane. A very early biplane flies dangerously low over a city street.
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