Pedal-powered plane tested out by De Havilland experts at Hatfield Aerodrome.
Title reads: "FLIGHT BY MANPOWER".
Elevated shot of the Puffin (pedal-powered aeroplane) in a hangar on Hatfield Aerodrome. Various shots De Havilland aircraft expert / Chairman of Hatfield manpowered Aircraft Club John Winpenny looking at the Puffin. C/U Tony Simpson, watching.
C/U John Winpenny fixing safety straps on himself while he's sitting in the Puffin. He starts to pedal backwards, pan up to L/S showing propellor turning at the rear. C/U propellor turning. M/S Winpenny pedalling. C/U Winpenny pedalling. L/S main shaft revolving through the fuselage. C/U Winpenny operating the handlebars. L/S the ailerons on the wings moving up and down. M/S rudder moves on the tail assembly. Various shots Winpenny pedalling. Tracking shot of the Puffin going along the runway and taking off.
Note: newspaper article and press release on file.