Titles read: "PICK-A-BACK PLANE PREPARES FOR CAPE TOWN FLIGHT".
Various shots of the 'Pick-A-Back' planes, 'Mercury', being prepared for a non-stop flight from Dundee to Cape Town in South Africa. A group of men sit on the quayside watching. Mercury is lifted from...
Rocket firing planes, boats and vehicles on display.
The pilots of the Mayo Composite (Pick-a-back) Plane say a few words about their flight.
A small seaplane takes off from the roof of a large flying boat.
Aviation experts try out new techniques and materials to improve jets.
France stages air display & American stunt man jumps on and off moving plane.
Pick-a-back plane in action. Bretigny, France.
Documentary film about 1938 - people become aware of the growing threat of war.