Footage of aeroplanes taking off and landing on Early aircraft carrier, of the coast of the United States of America.
Early aircraft carrier at sea off the coast of the United States of America.
Full titles read: "US NAVY'S NEW FLOATING AERODROME - Aircraft can now ascend and descend at Sea, can be lowered to repair shops."
Intertitle reads: "General view of the USS Langley, formerly the Collier Jupiter, converted into a floating aerodrome..."
Various L/S's of the new type of ship. The ship has had a large flat platform (runway), constructed on top of the existing design. L/S of biplane taking off from the deck of the ship. L/S's of aeroplane taking off, it nose dives towards the sea before pulling up just before impact. Several other shots of planes taking off and landing.
Intertitle reads: "In case of a slight mishap..."
L/S of plane landing and tipping forward suddenly onto it's nose. L/S of plane being lowered underneath the runway on a hydraulic platform to the repair shop. L/S of larger planes (could be bombers) taking off from the ship.