What Makes Planes Fly:
Students learn about lift, thrust, air pressure, and aerodynamics in an educational film by the Pennsylvania State Department of Public Instruction.
Sky Riders (1945): An overview of American aviation includes: the Wright Brothers at Kittyhawk; an autogyro flying to a golf course; an early seaplane; Army planes executing barrel rolls and battle formations; Navy biplanes taking off from a battleship; and passenger planes flying over scenic features as they cross the United States.
Wings of the Fleet (1947): Historic footage of U.S. Navy's pioneering work in aviation features: the NC-4 making the first transAtlantic flight; the earliest plane launch from a battleship; first aircraft carriers with planes landing and taking off from the decks; christening & launch of the USS Saratoga; rescue of an Italian pilot stranded in the Arctic; Major Alford Williams Jr. breaking the air speed record; Secretary of the Navy signing decree that all midshipmen have aeronautics training; the USS Shenandoah (ZR-1) and the USS Los Angeles.
Wings Over Wonders (1942): A Castle Films production tours landmarks from the air, including: Empire State Building; Niagara Falls, Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Golden Gate Bridge, Pearl Harbor, Shanghai, Great Pyramids, Eiffel Tower, and Rome's Colosseum.
BONUS: Piston Rings - Inspection, Installation & Maintenance :