THE WRIGHT BROTHERS Black and white newsreel period footage of an airplane similar to the Kittyhawk taking off, shots of Orville and Wilbur Wright, and the front page of a newspaper announcing their first flight.
FRANK HAWKS & "TIME FLIES" ON SPEED FLIGHT Aviator Frank Hawks takes his new plane "Time Flies" from National Airport in Washington, D.C. to LaGuardia Field, New York in 48 minutes. The new plane is able to reach speeds of 300 m.p.h.
JOHN DOMENJOZ GLIDER CRASHES INTO OCEAN - 1930 Swiss aviator John Domenjoz tests his new glider at Old Orchard Beach, Maine but crashes into the water after the small craft slips her tow lines. The glider now resides at an American aeronautical and space museum.
FIRST MILITARY AIR SERVICE Black and white newsreel period footage about the competition for the world's first military air force, won by the Wright brothers. Includes shots of President Taft, Orville Wright, and Lieutenant Frank Lom at Fort Myers, near Washington, at the launch of the vintage airplane on a monorail by
RELIEF FLIGHTS Black and white newsreel period footage about the role of the US Air Corps and the world's largest landplane (unnamed) in a relief mission to Santiago, Chile, after the 1939 earthquake that killed 25,000.
LINDBERGH BABY KIDNAPPING The Lindbergh baby kidnapping case - the baby, Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, the abduction, the massive search, John F. "Jafsie" Condon, and the resulting press coverage.
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