• Short Summary

    Father John Milne enjoys piloting glider over the Dunstable Downs in Bedfordshire.

  • Description

    Glider priest. Dunstable Downs in Bedfordshire.

    GV At Dunstable Downs, Bedfordshire. Father John Milne gets into glider which is a German Schleicherk, which has a 47-foot wingspan. This is Father Johns 69th solo flight. MS as Father John closes the cockpit. GV Young girl holding wing. SV Man fixing cable to glider. AS Batman signalling to take off. SV Pan as the glider moves off. It takes to the air. LV Glider in the air, In foreground is the winch that has pulled it up. CU Father John in cockpit in the air. GV Glider in the air. GV Glider doing loop-the-loop acrobatics. LV As the glider comes in to land. It touches ground. Pan as it comes to rest.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2229.02
    Media URN:
    57501
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1969
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:42:00 / 01:01:38:00
    Canister:
    69/81

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Schleicherk" in text and tags should read Schleicher K8.

    Father Milne was 59 at the time of filming. He was a member of the London Gliding Club.

    Passing through the picture at 0:58 is a de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth, Reg. No. G-AKXS.

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