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  • Short Summary

    The De Havilland "Moth", a 2-seater aeroplane, has a successful trial flight.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Aeroplanes for everybody soon? First de Havilland "Moth" - 2-seater aerial runabout successfully tried out. London-Hendon.

    M/S of a car towing a small aeroplane, it drives up to a house and stops. A lady comes out of the house and gets in the car, they set off again. Various shots as they drive down the street past two buses.

    Intertitle - 'No mechanics required!' Various shots of the man and woman on the airfield unfolding the wings and fastening them into place. M/S as the lady climbs into the aeroplane, the man hands her a bag.

    Intertitle - 'Self starter - and everything!!!' M/S as the propellor splutters into life and the aeroplane taxis across the airfield. M/S of it in the sky. C/U of the lady in it smiling and talking. M/S as it taxis to a halt afterwards.

    M/S as another aeroplane is wheeled out of the shed. M/S as the propellor is turned and started, the pilot gets in. M/S of him in the cockpit with his goggles down, M/S as he takes off. M/S as it flies overhead and L/S of it in the sky, it flies over the airfield and comes into land.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:07:00 / 01:38:36:00
    G 1169

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