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...



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G 1303
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01:52:39:00 / 01:54:35:00
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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