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  • Short Summary

    New type of aeroplane with simple controls is given test flight by young boy - Gore Vidal aged 10.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Boy Airman. Ten Year Old pilot flies safety plane at Washington".

    Washington DC, United States of America (USA).

    Ten year old boy pilot (Gore Vidal). A young boy learns how to fly new kind of aeroplane with simple controls. M/S of boy, "Gene", standing in front of aeroplane with man. They have a stilted conversation about how easy new aeroplane is to fly. They then climb into cockpit and man takes boy through joystick movements. Various shots of aeroplane taking off and landing on an airfield. C/U of Gene and man.

    The aeroplane has a "department of commerce" sign on it - It may be a Hammond Y.

    N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel. May be dupe of item from 36/44 (LNER version).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2741.31
    Media URN:
    80754
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1936
    Sound:
    mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:15:00 / 01:53:37:00
    Canister:
    36/44 / UNI GAZ ROLL 53

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