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  • Short Summary

    Good footage of biplane doing stunts in the air.

  • Description

    Air Display (biplane stunting air shots).

    Location of events unknown.

    Air stunts in cloudy sky - very dramatic. Pan in arc on aeroplane swooping down & up again. Flipping over & flying upside down. Flying backwards. Shots from plane: sparks coming from engine (?); criss-crossed supports of wings. Looking down at other biplanes. Looking forward; sideways down at fields or up at sky. Shot from plane as it lands.

    Continues w/ more trick flying; crowd on ground watching. Tracking shots; quite close; of other planes in flight. Interior cabin w/ about 10 passengers; including woman - looks quite breezy in there! More CUs parts of aeroplane engine while in flight. CU looking through small window behind cockpit at pilot's hand on wheel.

    Aerial flying over city. Flying over river; then heading down towards field. Film stops suddenly - must have been a rough landing!

    Daredevils. Aviation.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:33:00 / 01:34:51:00
    ON 356 B

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  1. Unknown user says

    The date range of this clip will need altering. The plane seen flying upside down at 00:10, (a de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth, Reg. NO. G-ABUL), wasn't even registered until 1932.

    The plane at 02:57 is a de Havilland DH.60 Moth, Reg. No. G-ABUB, (again registered in 1932).

    The plane seen at 03:22 is another Tiger Moth, (Reg. No. G-ACEZ). This one wasn't registered till 1933.

    Given those dates, I think a date range for the clip of 1933-35 makes sense.

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