JET FIGHTERS TARGET PRACTICE Sleek 600 m.p.h. P-80 fighters of the 344th Squadron roar down on the target range of Fort Dix, N.J. and blast away with amazing precision. One after another, the jet fighters dip down at low altitude.
JET FLYING WING FLOWN The AAF's huge boomerang-shaped YB-49 flying-wing bomber takes to the air on a spectacular maiden flight. The mammoth craft climbs quickly, smoke pouring from its eight jet engines.
JET PILOTS RACE COAST TO COAST - 1955 Four Air Force Thunderstreak jet fighters race from Los Angeles to New York in a blazing speed test, with three of the four spanning the continent in less than 4 hours. Col. Robert Scott sets the fastest record at 3 hours 46 minutes, and thirty seconds - an average of 649 miles an hour.
Date: March 9, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:57:00, No Audio
JET PLANES IN ACTION - AERIALS & POV - 1960S This montage of jet planes includes views from over and underneath commercial jets flying through the sky, a passenger POV looking outside the window during a flight, a jet being serviced by ground crew and a U.S. Air Force jet taking off and doing maneuvers in the sky.
Date: 1960s - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:34:00, No Audio
JET TRANSPORT SETS U.S. MARK America's first all-jet transport lands in Washington, D.C. completing a trans-continental flight in 3 hours and 58 minutes, toppling speed marks, and foreshadowing dramatic cuts in airline schedules in the near future.
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