• Description

    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown. 1932

    Full title reads: "America. Britain's "Lindy" - and aren't we all proud of Jim Mollison and his wonderful 'all-British' Atlantic flight.

    United States of America (USA).

    Monoplane - The Heart's Content - flies in over Roosevelt field. The pilot, James Mollison, is performing a manoeuvre called 'fish tailing' - throwing the plane from side to side, as he comes in to land after his record flight - westward across the Atlantic.

    Crowds of people are gathered to watch. The plane taxis across the airfield. A cameraman is standing on the roof of a car. A lorry is following the plane with a public address system on . The announcer is calling on the crowd to cheer for Captain Mollison.

    Mollison gets out of his plane into a crowd of people.

    The Aviator speaks to the crowd through a microphone. He says that he has admired America for a long time. He talks about his first sight of land at the end of his long flight. He says that he is eager to fly back home soon, 'as you know I've just been married a very short time. ' He sends a short message to his wife, Amy Johnson.

    C/U Jim Mollison. He says that his engine requires no replacements after the flight. It is in perfect condition - a tribute to the manufacturers and British products. He says that his wife was a great help in the preparation.

    N.B. Print of story from 32/70 issued on 1/9/1932.

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    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:01:08:00
    UN 78 A
    Sort Number:
    UN 0078 A
  • Appears in...

    Travel & Exploration
    Jim Mollison Aviation Highlights, 1920-1935
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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