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.
FAST NEW SEAPLANE TESTED A two motored, all-metal flying boat, capable of speeding 250 M.P.H. for more than 10,000 miles, passes tests with flying colors. The seaplane, weighing 25 tons, will carry 52 passengers and a crew of 5 in ocean service.
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.
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.
GENERAL BALBO & FLEET REACH AMERICA General Italo Balbo and his armada of twenty-four seaplanes reach their final destination of the World Fair in Chicago, Illinois while hundreds cheer them on for their record-breaking flight. General Balbo gives a brief, "Vive la America" to reporters.
GENERAL BALBO & FLEET REACH AMERICA - 1 Excited crowds gather on land and at sea to cheer General Italo Balbo and his armada of twenty-four seaplanes as they reach their final destination of the World Fair in Chicago, Illinois.
GENERAL BALBO GETS TICKERTAPE PARADE 1933 In 1933 General Balbo commanded the Italian Air Armada from Italy to New York and Chicago. He and his pilots are given a tickertape parade down Broadway for this amazing feat.
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