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    Light aeroplane trials take place in Lympne, Kent.

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    Item title reads - Baby 'plane races. Keen contests in light aeroplane trials at Lympne, Kent.

    M/S of the aeroplanes lined up on the airfield, a man waves the starting flag and one sets off. Various shots as others start to taxi. M/S as one flies through the sky, various shots as they fly over the airfield. M/S of one coming into land.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:02:00 / 01:02:02:00
    G 1213

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  1. Tinworm says

    There wasn't a 1925 Lympne Light Aeroplane competition. This footage is likely to be from the October 1924 two-seater competition. It features:

    G-EBJU a Short Satellite (Manufactured in Rochester, Kent, by Short Bro's)
    G-EBJM a Bristol Brownie (another of the same type came 2nd)
    G-EBKK Parnall Pixie III (which came 6th)

    The footage between 00:23 and 00:28 appears to date from the competition the previous year, the 1923 Motorglider Competition, as it features two notable single-seaters:

    In the background, Right, the Parnall Pixie 1 GEBKM (able to fly at 90mph, was known to its owner as Satan's Baby). Taking off is G-EBHS, which was built by the Royal Aircraft Establishment's aero club. This was the Hurricane - registered in 1923, de-registered in January 1927.

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