00:47:34 - 00:49:31
MSs United States air force pioneer General BILLY MITCHELL (retired) speaking prophetically to the camera about the importance of military aviation: "Without air power, a nation is lost." Montage of government aviation development tests being conducted in Virginia (wind tunnel tests, models, wind shear, aerodynamics). TLSs experimental Waterman Aerobile (Arrowbile) driving along city streets, taking off, in flight. TLS hybrid seaplane driving onto dock. TLS gyroplane landing in field. Newsreel of IGOR SIKORSKY introducing his latest invention, the four-engine propeller passenger Pan American Clipper. Great air to air shot of Clipper flying over Golden Gate Bridge (still under construction at the time). MSs Caucasian people at leisure aboard a commercial plane (playing cards, reading, etc). TLSs Douglas luxury airplane landing.