An aeroplane is attached underneath the R 33 airship and launched into flight from the sky.
Item title reads - Aeroplane launched from the air. D.H. 53 monoplane - piloted by Flight Lieutenant Haig - released from R 33 in flight. Pulham, Norfolk.
Intertitle - 'now released for publication by air ministry.' Various shots of the de Havilland DH.53 HummingbIrd aeroplane attached to the bottom of the R-33 airship. M/S as it is released from the mooring mast and flies away, M/S as it moves along with the aeroplane attached underneath. M/S of Squadron Leader Rollo Haig in the aeroplane, M/S of the airship from underneath. Various shots of the aeroplane. L/S as it is released and flies away. M/S as it comes back and flies around the airship. Various shots as it circles the airship and flies alongside.
Intertitle - 'Since these preliminary tests - hooking and unhooking has been accomplished successfully and frequently!' M/S as the aeroplane returns to its position under the airship.
Intertitle - 'At the first attempt Flight Lieutenant Haig damaged the propellor, but made a wonderful landing.' M/S of the aeroplane being carried along with its broken propellor. M/S as the men stand by it, the camera pans across. M/S as a man adjusts the hooks which attach the aeroplane to the airship. M/S as Flight Lieutenant Haig stands by the propellor and talks to another man. M/S of another man next to the propellor which is half broken.
Various shots of the airship and aeroplane. C/U as Flight Lieutenant Haig climbs up a ladder into the airship. M/S as the airship is released from the mooring mast. M/S of the cabin of the airship. M/S of the aeroplane, L/S of it flying in the sky after release and of the airship at mooring mast The camera pans across the airship to the aeroplane underneath. M/S as it floats away from the mooring mast. M/S of the aeroplane, M/S as it flies overhead. M/S of the man adjusting the hooks. M/S of the airship and aeroplane. M/S of the aeroplane being carried along. M/S of the pilot talking to two men. Various shots of the airship and aeroplane flying.
Note: the cuts run from 01:09:20 to the end of the item.
Event took place on 15th October 1925.