Howard Hughes

By Elizabeth Bowley.   To celebrate Howard Hughes’ birthday on Christmas Eve we thought we’d provide you with some interesting facts about the fascinating life of the aviator, director and recluse that was Howard Hughes.     Hughes set many world records as an aviator, including a new record for
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The Wright Brothers’ First Flight

By James Hoyle.   A brief introduction to the (non-existent) British Pathé footage of the Wright Brothers’ First Flight. There has been a bit of confusion over the years regarding British Pathé’s collection of Wright Brothers footage. The famous siblings flew successfully for the first time 110 years ago this month
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Amy Johnson – 1930s Queen of the Air

By Victoria Spiegelberg.   Amy Johnson was a much- fêted and courageous English aviatrix. Back in the 1930s she set many ground breaking records, including being the first woman to fly solo from Britain to Australia. A heroine of her day, the Pathé cameras would often be waiting for Amy
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