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    Full titles read: "Air Girls! - Filmed at Reading Aerodrome." (new title) "Every month sees new additions to the growing ranks of women pilots - Dozens of Eves are learning to become more flighty every week!"

    Reading, Berkshire.

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    Various shots of female pilots tinkering with their planes and preparing for takeoff from Reading Aerodrome. Some are seen talking to men as they sit in the cockpits of their biplanes (alas, no soundtrack). M/Ss of a plane taking off. Various shots of a plane in flight, including air to air shot. L/S of the aeroplane coming back down to land. The woman pilot is congratulated by male and female friends plus a little Scottie dog.

    Intertitle reads: "And here's a lady you've often heard on the stage, or over the radio... Maria Sandra, the well-known Soprano, about to reach new high notes!"
    M/S of Maria Sandra wearing flying gear and climbing into the cockpit of her plane. The propellor is started by a man and the plane moves off and out of shot.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/03/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    36898
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1026.26
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:03:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:42:00 / 01:58:49:00
    Canister:
    PT 051
    Sort Number:
    PT 051
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    Additional Clips female pilot Aviation frieth mary heath mary heath possibles Worn Through Constance Leathart Amerikanische Pilotinnen
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "seen talking to men as they sit in the cockpits of their biplanes" - actually it's the same aircraft each time, a de Havilland DH.60X Moth, Reg. No. G-EBZL, owned by the Phillips and Powis Flying School in Reading.

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