• Short Summary

    The flying car makes its first test - a propellor driven automobile that flies in Italy.

  • Description

    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

    Italian voiceovered newsreel material.

    Rome, Italy. The flying car makes its first test - a propellor driven automobile that flies.

    LV Towards flying car, AER 1, with wings folded above being driven along road.

    LV Towards and pan car being driven along road.

    MV Vehicle on runway of airport. Driver steps out.

    SV Driver releasing wings and starts to fold them back, in preparation for flight.

    LV Driver folding back wings.

    MV Unfolding wing tips.

    MV Driver climbing into flying car.

    MV Towards and pan aircraft in flight.

    MV Side view aircraft in flight.

    Aerial view of Udine.

    MV Side view aircraft in flight.

    Possibly connected with 49/8 - MD.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unknown sel originals
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:19:00 / 01:53:19:00
    UNSO Reel 048 I

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    Good day,
    I came across this footage by chance and I think I can add a little on the area in which it was shot. If the aerial view of the city at 0.58 is made by the same person in the 'flying car' then it definitely refers to Udine in the province of the same name, Friuli Venezia Giulia region in the North West of Italy. It shows the 'Castello di Udine': castle on the hilltop, church on its left, building on the same hilltop known as 'Casa della Contadinanza' and the broad octagon cathedral church tower in the city centre below are all in Udine. Have a look at aerial videos of the region on youtube and you will see what I mean. In addition, the shots of the straight tree lined road at 0.04 looks very much like the road from Udine going north towards Tricesimo or visa versa, where there was once a tram line running alongside the road.

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  2. ives13 says

    Ionly read now in your notes that Udine was already identified. Just want to add that it is all of 700kms from Rome.

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