• Short Summary

    A record of a solo flight from London to Africa undertaken by F. Roy Tuckett.

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    A documentary tracing F. Roy Tuckett's solo flight from London to the Cape, South Africa.

    Reel 2. Tuckett stays with a friend Mr John Carvery on his coffee plantation. M/S of his friend's pet dog and monkey. C/U of the two sitting together. Aerial shot of the plains as Tuckett goes on a hunting trip. He spots a rhinoceros. Various shots of animals running across the plains. M/S of two hunters crossing a river. Panning shot of the river. C/U of the native who will be acting as their guide. Three natives walk along crouched down in the grass. One of the white hunters stands with his rifle being bitten by horse flies. He scratches. The hunters walk through the bush. Tuckett shoots a rhino but he didn't manage to catch it on film. M/S of the dead rhino. Tuckett stands with one foot on the rhino. L/S of a waterfall. Tuckett films Kilimanjaro from his plane. Various shots of the mountain between the clouds. Snow covered Mount Kenya is seen from the aircraft. Lake Nakuro. Shots of Tuckett's plane from another aircraft. Various shots of the plane in flight. Lake Narasha (?) Extinct crater of Mount Alangonof (?) Lake Nakuro. Panning shot of birds in flight. Aerial shot of millions of birds (Flamingoes) on the lake. Giraffes run along close to the lake. Nairobi is seen from the air. Northern Rhodesia - Tuckett meets natives who are afraid of his plane. Zambesi river and Pretoria are seen from the air. Various shots from along the gold Reef Gold mines - aerial shots. Johannesburg aerial shots. Various shots of landscape of route to Capetown. Table mountain and its aerial railway station. Various shots. Lion's Head mountain and Capetown docks seen from the air. Tuckett's plane lands at the aerodrome.

    Note: commentary is a monotone but nonetheless an interesting record of an early long distance solo flight.

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    Film ID:
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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:56:00 / 01:43:45:00

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