An airship lowers a rope ladder to pick up men from moving boats on the water.
Titles read: "Picking up the Pilot. An Airship Experiment. For Coastal patrol work, the airship's ability to slow down, or hover, enables it to do many things impossible to the aeroplane - ".
United States of America.
Various shots of an airship in flight. Two men are seen at the controls. The airship flies low over the sea and lowers a rope ladder down to a launch on the water. A man climbs onto the ladder and starts to climb up it.
Intertitle: "So, after all - the bulky but nimble airship is a very handy fellow in his own way - especially when he literally "picks up the Pilot!".
The ladder is lowered down to a man on a speedboat who climbs up and into the ship.