DIXIE CLIPPER The Boeing 314 "Dixie Clipper" begins its first regular transatlantic flights. Passengers check in, including C.V. Whitney and Clara Adams, who purchased the ticket 8 years prior to the flight.
Date: June 28, 1939 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:31:00, No Audio
CIVIL PLANES GROUNDED IN DEFENSE ALERT The largest air defense maneuvers ever held in the Western world have all civilian aircraft grounded for a 12-hour period. From Los Angeles International to Idlewild airports are strangely silent as nearly 3,000 flights, involving tens of thousands of passengers, are canceled for the joint U.S.-Canadian defense test. Eighteen hundred fighters make more than 6,000 sorties in repelling "enemy bombers."
FRENCH FRIENDSHIP MAIL A French postman personally delivered 500,000 post cards, responses to French listeners who heard an American business executive talk about Franco-American relations over Radio Europe. The businessman greets him.
PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ARRIVE Senator John McCain and his wife Cindy arrive by plane for the first debate of the 2008 campaign. They wave at their supporters and the press. Senator Barrack Obama arrives for the debate and carries his bags.
Date: September 26, 2008 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:19:00, No Audio
FIGHTING THE SO-CAL WILDFIRES A Martin Mars water bomber sits in a lake loading water for dropping on forest fires. Meanwhile a DC-10 drops it's fire retardant payload behind the fire line to prevent it's further spread. On the ground firefighters wrestle a hose towards the fire to hit it directly.
Date: October 25, 2007 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:21:00, No Audio
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