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  • Short Summary

    A man ties himself to an inflated balloon and tries to take to the air.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Stag Lane Aerodrome. 'Balloon Jumping' Leading Aircraftsman Dobbs - the famous 'delayed drop' Parachutist - makes first trials here of America's Latest Sport".

    Stag Lane Aerodrome, London.

    MS Leading Aircraftsman Dobbs ties himself to an inflated balloon and makes numerous attempts to get off the ground. His balloon is sponsored by the Daily Express. After several unsuccessful attempts he gets two paddles to assist in his attempts to become airborne.

    N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel. This is very quirky / funny footage - MD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2739.16
    Media URN:
    80668
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1930 - 1939
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:39:00 / 01:31:35:00
    Canister:
    UNI GAZ ROLL 47

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