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  • Short Summary

    Men stand around autogyro talking to pilot, then the aircraft takes off.

  • Description

    Demonstration of the Cierva Autogiro C.6A.

    Royal Airforce Establishment, Farnborough.

    CU Capt. Frank Courtney and Señor Juan de la Cierva talking. MS same; showing part of unusual aircraft - Cierva Autogiro C.6A (an autogyro, but spelled autogiro in the official name), a monoplane w/ body rather like a narrow cone; the distinguishing feature is that; in addition to the regular 2-blade propeller in front; it has a very large propeller on top; like a helicopter.

    CU pilot talking to another man. Front view of the autogyro; panning left. Autogyro taxiing; away from camera. Men talking next to plane.

    Also present were Air Vice-Marshal Sir W Sefton Brancker, Air Vice-Marshall Sir Geoffrey Salmond and Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Trenchard.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1910 - 1929
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:44:00 / 01:34:40:00
    ON 397 B

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