• Short Summary

    Sir Alan Cobham introduces aircraft that will be touring Britain to demonstrate the importance of planes.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Feltham. 'Get Airminded!' Sir Alan Cobham - and his wonderful Air 'Circus' - commences great tour of Britain."

    Feltham, Greater London.

    Sir Alan Cobham speaks about his national Aviation Day tour. He is surrounded by several people, including a couple of men wearing pilots outfits.

    Various flying craft are wheeled out. They include a a Cierva C.19 Mark IV autogyro and several biplanes. Sir Alan is heard saying that the tour will travel round many English towns.

    The autogyro takes off.

    Good shots of a de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth taking off. The Tiger Moth does a loop the loop.

    An Airco DH.9 biplane taxies around the airfield, a man wearing a parachute is standing on the wing.

    Two biplanes fly close together. The parachutist leaps from one plane, his parachute opens (shot from the ground).

    Another biplane, an Avro 504K, takes off.

    (Natural sound track only - No commentary)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    675.14
    Media URN:
    4993
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1932
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:51:00 / 01:18:36:00
    Canister:
    32/30

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The autogyro is a Cierva C.19 Mark IV, Reg. No. G-ABGB.

    The "Tiger Moth" is a de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth, Reg. No. G-ABUL.

    "A biplane taxies around the airfield" - this is an Airco DH.9, Reg. No. G-AACP.

    "Another biplane takes off" - it's an Avro 504K, Reg. No. G-EBIZ.

  2. British Pathé says

    Very helpful detail. Thanks.

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