• Short Summary

    Amy Mollison flies a passenger plane to France for a British Company.

  • Description

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

    French title reads: "Metier Feminin. Mrs Amy Mollison pilote de ligne ..."

    France.

    Passenger plane taxiing along runway and coming to a stop. Passengers get out. Shot of Amy Mollison famous woman aviator / pilot in the cockpit. Below the window reads: "Hillman's Airways, ltd. London." CU Amy in the cockpit. Amy gets out of the plane and is greeted by a man.

    N.B. Before her marriage Amy was better known as Amy Johnson. This film may date from around 1935 when she set up an airline in Paris.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    462.24
    Media URN:
    57730
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1930 - 1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    02:02:58:00 / 02:03:35:00
    Canister:
    UN 52 G

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    At the end of the shots list the cataloguer speculates that the footage "may date from around 1935 when she set up an airline in Paris". However what we're seeing here is when Amy Mollison was engaged as a pilot on Hillman's Airways cross-channel service in 1934.

    The attached news article from the era will confirm that detail.....

    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/artic
    le/68113914

    "Passenger plane taxiing" - the aircraft Amy is manoeuvring is a de Havilland DH84 Dragon, Reg. No. G-ACEV.

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