• Short Summary

    Gliders are set off from an Austrian mountainside.

  • Description

    Titles read: "A School For Gliders!"

    Salzburg, Austria.

    Various shots of people pulling a glider out of a hangar at a gliding school. A man sits in it and has a safety belt fastened around his middle. The people pull the glider along a mountainside on a line to get it airborne and the aircraft soars into the air. Several more gliders are set off.

    According to old records on the database, this film shows Robert Kronfield, the Austrian glider pilot who holds record for the first flight across the Channel in a glider, at the gliding school. He is not mentioned in the commentary.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1100.23
    Media URN:
    38369
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/07/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:04:00 / 01:42:18:00
    Canister:
    PT 226

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Robert Kronfield", in text and tags, should read Robert Kronfeld, (author of a famous book called "Kronfeld on Gliding and Soaring").

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