• Short Summary

    Seaplane Mercury takes off from the roof of the flying boat Maia.

  • Description

    Hythe, Kent.

    Various shots of the large flying boat Maia with the smaller seaplane Mercury mounted on its back. Maia glides over the water and takes off; Mercury takes off from the roof of the larger plane in mid-air. Mercury zooms off while Maia returns to the water. Commentator says Mercury is off on a 15 hour test flight around Britain to warm up for a transatlantic crossing.

    Note: old database records list the location of this story as Portsmouth.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    969.56
    Media URN:
    17266
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/07/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:37:00 / 01:57:10:00
    Canister:
    38/57

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