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    "Not the kind of bird with feathers, but a daredevil sporting girl who doesn't mind defying death - and gravity."

    C/U of male pilot and a female aviator standing side by side. They turn and walk towards a biplane - the name on the side of the plane is "Calpet". The pilot climbs in and the woman climbs on top of the top wing. She waves as the plane moves off.

    "Whether the 'plane slips or rolls is nobody's business with this lady." Good shot from the front of the plane of the woman sitting on the top with with her arms in the air. She wears flying goggles. The plane does a dives and she still manages to stay on (strapped on fairly well!) "You need a lot of faith on this job, for, supposing the wires should give...?" She climbs out onto the bottom wing then does a somersault over the wires. The plane comes into land with the woman standing on the bottom wing.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 533.

    Note: one of the best of the female aircraft stunt women films from this period.

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    British Pathé
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    Time in/Out:
    01:49:54:00 / 01:51:55:00
    EP 219
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    EP 219
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    Travel & Exploration
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