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  • Description

    Location of events unknown.

    Brief shots of the two pilots of the Short Mayo Composite Plane (aka the Pick-a-back Plane - a small seaplane mounted on a large one) being transported from their planes by boat. M/S of John Parker and Harold Piper standing on the quayside with the planes in the background.

    They shake hands and one of them describes their first test flight. He ends by saying "I pulled the plug and you disappeared".

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/02/1938
    Sound:
    sound
    Media URN:
    16269
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    953.41
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:32:00 / 01:36:08:00
    Canister:
    38/12
    Sort Number:
    38/012
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Travel & Exploration Science & Technology
  • Stills

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

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The aircraft is the Short Mayo Composite.

    The test flight took place on 6 Feb 1938.

    The two pilots chatting here are John Parker and Harold Piper.

    SEE CLIP 955.48 FOR FOOTAGE OF THE ACTUAL FLIGHT.

    SEE CLIP 933.45 FOR TEST FLIGHT OF THE LOWER HALF OF THE PLANE IN 1937.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks!

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