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  • Description

    Full title reads: "Washington. Air Taxi, Sir? Autogyro Windmill plane lands in City Square to take 'tired business man' to his golf quickly."

    Washington DC, United States of America (USA).

    Nice shots of a Pitcairn PCA-2 autogyro aircraft coming down to land near the Capitol Building.

    Unidentified man walks over to autogyro and pilot. The man is carrying a bag of golf clubs. He talks about how one day many business men will use autogyros to fly from their offices to their golf clubs. Closer shot of him wearing flying helmet - he waves and says 'Let's Go'.

    Shots of the autogyro taking off.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/07/1931
    Sound:
    sound
    Media URN:
    13309
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    861.09
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:57:00 / 01:13:38:00
    Canister:
    31/60
    Sort Number:
    31/060
  • Appears in...

    WorkSpaces
    Washington Businessmen Washington D.C. Landmarks
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The aircraft seen here is a Pitcairn PCA-2 autogyro.

    Given the aircraft type, the year of 1931, and its location of Washington, this clip must be connected in some way to clip 771.06, in which a Pitcairn autogyro was landed on the lawn of the White House.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks.

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