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  • Short Summary

    Pilot Frank Hawks breaks a speed flying record.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "200 mph Visitor! Capt. Y Hawkes - the 'Bullet' Airman - sets up a new record in flying from London to Baldonnel in 1 hr 40 mins!"

    Shots of a powerful looking monoplane on an airfield. The plane is sponsored by Texaco.

    CU of American Pilot - Captain Frank M Hawks in the cockpit. A man is standing next to him. They shake hands. CU Hawks.

    Various shot of the plane.

    Shots of the plane taking off.

    N.B. Other records suggest that Baldonnel could be spelt Baldonal. The name of the pilot is painted on the side of the plane.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    759.18
    Media URN:
    8286
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:55:00 / 01:34:13:00
    Canister:
    31/36

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