WILEY POST TAKES OFF ON SOLO WORLD FLIGHT Famous aviator Wiley Post points out a list of the places he plans to fly to as he circles the globe solo in his monoplane "Winnie Mae." Post poses briefly with his plane then prepares for take-off on yet another record-breaking flight.
WEATHER BRINGS TRAGEDY ACROSS THE WORLD A sudden downpour in Southwestern, Colorado turns Bear Creek Canyon into a raging river. Afterwards people begin the hard job of digging their vehicles and houses out of the mud as well as recovering the dead. Across the world bad weather also brings tragedy when a cyclone hits Koro, Japan killing 19 people.
SOVIETS BREAK STRATOSPHERE RECORD Soviet scientist George Prokofiev and his crew prepare for and take off on their balloon ascension into the stratosphere to set a new world record of 11.8 miles above the earth.
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.
AMPHIBIAN PLANE CRASHES NEAR CHICAGO A huge crowd gathers at night to watch investigators sift through the wreckage of a huge amphibian plane that went down during a sightseeing flight over the Chicago World Fair killing nine on board.
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.
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