GENERAL BALBO & FLEET LEAVE FOR HOME General Italo Balbo and his armada of twenty-four Italian seaplanes begin the return trip on their then unprecedented round-trip flight from Rome to the Chicago World Fair. Gorgeous aerials of the mass flight include their passage over New York City and the Statue of Liberty.
NYC HONORS GENERAL BALBO & FLEET General Italo Balbo and the crew of his 24-seaplane armada are given an enthusiastic ticker tape parade on their way to City Hall by New York City officials and citizens alike. The Italians are the first in history to attempt a round-trip flight from Rome to the Chicago World Fair.
GENERAL BALBO & CREW OF FLYING BOATS Air Marshal and famed aviator Italo Balbo and his fleet of flying boats demonstrate the might of Italy's naval and air operations to a group of impressed officials. Pilot POV of the flying boats floating in formation.
AIR SPEED RECORDS Black and white newsreel period footage about the role of the US Air Corps in the breaking of speed flying records by Lieutenants Doolittle and Dennis, including footage of their seaplanes.
ENDURANCE FLIGHTS Black and white newsreel period footage about the role of the US Air Corps in setting endurance flying records, including shots of a tri-motored Fokker airplane called "The Question Mark" and the first successful midflight refueling operation.
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