Begins with intertitles: Orville Wright and Lieutenant Foulois Preparing for Official Speed Test Five Miles and Return Across Country. Men inspect the plane and Orville examines the engine. Soldiers Hauling Up Weights. By Releasing these Aeroplane is Started. Men pass holding onto the same rope. The Start. Lieutenant Foulois straps himself into the seat while Orville does a final inspection of the engine. Wilbur spins the propellers into motion and Orville climbs into the control panel. WS of the plane taking off and flying around a field. A man with a thick mustache and beret walks in front of the camera. The Return. WS of the plane returning. Speed Achieved 42 miles an hour Winning Government Reward of $30,000. People cheer as the plane flies above them.