• Short Summary

    Frenchman repeats Bleriot's feat in a replica of his aircraft.

  • Description

    Calais, France & Dover, England.

    Frenchman Jean Salais / Salis (sp?) - who was taught to fly by Louis Bleriot, the first man to fly the English Channel in 1909 - repeats Bleriot's feat in a replica of his monoplane. GV. Plane coming out of hangar. SV. People looking at plane. SV. Plane being fuelled. CU. Man fuelling plane. GV. Fuelling finished, plane ready for takeoff. CU. Salais in cockpit putting on helmet. SV. Man swinging propellor. SCU. As man finishes swing, engine roars into life. CU. Salais in cockpit waving goodbye. GV. Plane taxiing to take off. SV. Pan with plane as it takes off. Salais waving from cockpit. CU. Man on ground waving. GV. Plane in air. Air to ground shot, the cliffs of Dover. Ground to air, plane flying over. SC. People pointing up in the air as they first see the plane. Ground to air, pan with plane as it comes in to land. Plane touches down. CU. People waving. SC. Salais getting out of cockpit. CU. Salais waving and smiling.

    (F.G. & Orig.Neg.) (Orig.B.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    539.08
    Media URN:
    30993
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    01/08/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:44:00 / 01:18:23:00
    Canister:
    55/61

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