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    Commercial Air Special Flies London to Paris

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    London to Paris airways opened. Hounslow, Middlesex.

    First Air special London to Paris aeroplane. Opens w/ CU 2 men stand on ground next to small aircraft, looking at papers, a man and young woman sit inside plane; seen through open window. Passports are being examined. Back view aeroplane as it begins to taxi. Pan rt. some men are helping to turn it round; others are moving their cameras. Aeroplane in flight, in distance.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:47:00 / 01:19:44:00
    ON 157 I

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Altering this clip's current date range, the inaugural flight reported here took place on 25 August 1919.

    The aircraft featured here is an Airco DH16, Reg. No. K-130, operated by Air Transport Travel Ltd.

    The attached magazine article from the era gives further detail of this event.....
    e/view/1919/1919 - 1147.html

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