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  • Short Summary

    Various shots of aeroplanes (old biplane type) flying, making loops.

  • Description

    Mr Sykes aviation. Location of events unknown.

    Aviation; World War One. Various shots of aeroplanes (old biplane type) flying; making loops; etc. some of the time it could look like planes chasing each other; as in part of a dogfight.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:28:00 / 01:34:05:00
    ON 091 E

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  1. Coldharbour says

    The Mr. Sykes referred to in the title is Herbert Sykes, who was a test pilot and instructor for the Whitehead Aircraft Company from 1916 - 1918.

    Immediately prior to his engagement with Whitehead Aircraft he had been an instructor at the London and Provincial Aviation Company (L&P) at Hendon, and was subsequently chief instructor with the Central Aircraft Company at Northolt.

    In the early 1920s he was one of many pilots that tried to make a living touring the country during the summer season, giving aerobatic demonstrations and taking up paying passengers on joy-riding flights, using military surplus aircraft.

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