• Short Summary

    Unidentified airman and crew preparing seaplane plus the aircraft in flight.

  • Description

    Airman and Seaplane.

    Location of events unknown.

    Seaplane takes off. Crowd on beach and in small boats looking at Savoia-Marchetti S.55 seaplane sitting at edge of the water; w/ workers making final preparations - in fact; it looks as if they are still building the thing.

    Pilot climbing into 1-piece jump-suit. Seaplane floating out from harbour on pontoons; followed by a few small boats. An odd craft; the engine is out in the open & mounted above the wings; on legs; 1 man is walking about on top of the plane. Shots from farther back of the seaplane picking up speed; then taking off. Seaplane in flight.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:43:00 / 01:29:18:00
    ON 321 G

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    The aircraft featured here is a Savoia-Marchetti S.55.

  2. jamied says

    Narrowing down the date range of this clip a little, this aircraft's first flight didn't take place until 1924.

  3. British Pathé says

    Thanks. Is anyone able to say exactly when this is from?

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