• Short Summary

    Female flier Jean Batten brakes the record for flying from England to Australia.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown.

    Title reads: "Jean Batten Triumphs."

    Kingsford-Smith Aerodrome, Sydney, Australia.

    A monoplane comes in to land at the airport. The plane is being flown by New Zealand born aviator Jean Batten and is at the end of a flight from Britain to Australia. She has broken the solo flight record.

    Closer shots of the plane as it comes across the airfield. CU Jean Batten as she gets out of the plane.

    She gives an interview and speaks to the gathered crowd. She receives three cheers as she walk through the crowd.

    N.B. I think this flight took place in 1937.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    534.21
    Media URN:
    58403
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1930 - 1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:47:00 / 01:58:27:00
    Canister:
    UN 117 F

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    This clip shows Jean Batten arriving at Kingsford-Smith Aerodrome on 13 October 1936.

    Her aircraft is a Percival Gull, Reg. No. G-ADPR.

    Attached are some press photos from the era of the event.......

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1301&dat=19361014&id=f-ZaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=DJIDAAAAIBAJ&
    pg=7364,2187709

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