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  • Description

    Full title reads: "New York. The 'Automatic' pilot is here now! Huge passenger carrying plane flies, without aid of human hand, making another great step forward in progress of aviation."

    New York, United States of America (USA).

    Passengers climb into large airliner.

    Shots of plane speeding down runway and taking off.

    Air to air shots of plane.

    Interior shots in cockpit where pilot shows the automatic pilot device which works the rudder, flaps etc. The pilot climbs out of his seat an leaves the plane to fly itself. Shots of gyroscopes which help the device to work. Shots of steering wheel moving of its own accord.

    Air to air shots.

    Quick shot of empty cockpit. Shots of passengers - one looks a little concerned.

    Air to air shots of plane flying over New York.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    12782
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    871.31
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:39:00 / 01:52:55:00
    Canister:
    31/87
    Sort Number:
    31/087
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  • Stills

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

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