Shots of aeroplane and pilot Gustav Hamel.
Gustav Hamel - pilot.
Location of events unknown / unclear.
Men removing vertically placed long boards from side of big barn-like building. MS 2 men; young man buttoning his jacket over long scarf. Interior: workers moving unusual looking aircraft onto truck bed; several others; including a few young boys; stand and watch. The aeroplane's wings seem to be folded up vertically on sides of the body.
Next shot of the plane being wheeled out of hangar towards camera; its wings are now horizontal. The plane has 3 rods forming a pyramid shape on top of the body; with several wires stretching from the pyramid's apex to different points on its wings. Side view of plane. Man starts to climb into passenger seat; pilot is already in his seat.
Amendment January 2011: A Mr. Rich Meyer contacted the archive stating that this plane is almost certainly a Morane-Saulnier of 1912 or 1913.
Amenmant September 2011: Antoher user has written in and disputes that this is the Morane-Saulnier aircraft and that it is in fact the Britannia Military Bleriot. Footage is from April 1913.
The Aircraft was presented to New Zealand after the Dover-to-Cologne flight in April 1913. The man with Gustav is Frank Dupree of the 'London Standard.' And at the beginning of the film clip, you can see the men taking a banner from the underside of the wing of the Bleriot which has 'STANDARD' printed on it, because the paper was a sponsor of the flight, and Dupree was their representative (who accompanied Gustav as passenger).