The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 10 – National Air Races and Aeronautical Exposition

In this home movie from 1928, E.B. Hopkins attends the inaugural National Air Races and Aeronautical Exposition. Held at Mines Field—now the Los Angeles International Airport—from September 8 to 16, the carnival featured stunt shows, races, and prototype demonstrations. According to Time Magazine, 400,000 people attended the festivities, and $5 million worth of airplanes were sold. This footage captures many of the exhibition’s highlights, such as Charles Lindbergh’s performance with the Three Musketeers, a trio of stunt pilots, and the arrival of Colonel Arthur Goebel, whose transcontinental flight from New York to Los Angeles set a new record time of 23 hours and 50 minutes.