Windmill Plane Test 1926

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    Various shots of a Cierva C8L Mk II autogiro helicopter (or 'windmill plane') in flight. Panning shot follows the helicopter as it comes into land. M/S of the helicopter on the run way, the propellers still whirring, a crowd of men walk towards it to greet the pilots. Various shots of the pilots, including Juan de la Cierva, leaning out of the cockpit to shake hands with the crowd. L/S of the two pilots sitting on top of the stationary helicopter, they address a crowd gathered around. Various shots of the helicopter and the crowd. C/U of one of the pilots standing beside the nose propeller of the helicopter.

    Note: see also record for story of same name in G 1305.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:39:00 / 01:54:35:00
    G 1303
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    G 1303
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  • The aircraft seen here is a Cierva C8L Mk II autogiro, Reg. No. G-EBYY.

    It should be noted that the Registration Number, shown down the side of the craft, is the wrong way round, which tells me that the film is back-to-front.

    The craft is being piloted by its inventor, Juan de la Cierva.

    jamied 6th May 2012
  • Thanks very much indeed. Some valuable information. We've updated the description of our clip.

    British Pathé 18th Jun 2012

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