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    Item title reads: "America's latest 170 mph. battle plan! Pilot 'shows off' her wonderful speed and fighting capabilities...and you are never too old to fly. Mr. A.J Richardson of the London Aero Club has just passed for his pilot certificate at the age of 65!"

    Mitchell Field, United States of America (USA).

    M/S of a biplane, from the rear. C/U view of the propeller and radial engine. M/S from the side as the mechanics start the engine by cranking a starting handle on the side. A man walks into the foreground. M/S of plane, viewed from the front, it taxis away and takes off, climbing into the air. The aircraft turns and banks, and returns to fly low over the airfield. Aircraft hangers can be seen in the background. More shots of the aircraft in the sky, performing rolls and dives. (01:50:40)
    M/S as an elderly man, Mr Richardson, walks into shot and starts an aeroplane by hand cranking the propeller at the front. He puts on a flying helmet and goggles with the prop spinning in the background. Next, he is seen sitting in the cockpit, and he speaks to camera. before taxiing away. It's a biplane.

    Note: this is repeated in *PM0674* - 25, which also includes inverted flying, flying upside down. The planes have US Navy marked on the side.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:39:00 / 01:50:59:00
    G 1385
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    G 1385
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    Travel & Exploration War & Revolution
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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