Alan J. Cobham prepares to make 8000 mile flight from London to Capetown. Yellow tinted.
Item title reads - London to Cape Town by air. God speed to Mr Alan J. Cobham on his 8,000 mile trip across darkest Africa. He hopes to do in a week what normally takes 75 days. Stag Lane Aerodrome. London.
M/S of Mr Cobham stood with two other men next to the aeroplane. M/S as he gets in, C/U of him in the cockpit looking around. M/S as the aeroplane taxis then takes off. Various shots as it flies along.
Intertitle - "The Taxi-Man of the air!" C/U of Mr Cobham's face.
Note: this item is yellow tinted. There is a longer black and white version with the same title and similar footage on *PM0432*.