• Short Summary

    Aviator Elli Beinhorn after her flight from Berlin to Sydney - nice little interview.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Australia. 'Aren't Women wonderful?' Meet modest little Elli Beinhorn - who flew solo from Berlin to Sydney - just for fun!"

    Sydney, Australia.

    A monoplane circles in the sky overhead.

    The plane taxies across the airfield, a crowd has gathered to greet its pilot.

    Fraulein Beinhorn walks across the tarmac to be greeted by civic dignitaries.

    Studio interview with Elli about her flight - her German accent is clearly audible. She is wearing her aviator's helmet and goggles. She comments about sitting under such hot lights just to say that 'I love your country' - she then sticks out her tongue for a second.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathe
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:42:00 / 01:38:51:00

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Despite the title card the aviatrix seen here is Elly Beinhorn, (not Elli). The name needs changing in body text and tags.

    What we are seeing in the clip is Beinhorn becoming only the second woman, (after Amy Johnson), to fly solo from Europe to Australia.

    Her aircraft is a Klemm L.26, Reg. No. D-2160.

    Note that in 1936 Beinhorn married the famous German racing driver Bernd Rosemeyer, who himself features on several British Pathe clips.

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