• Short Summary

    Aerial garage for private planes + helicopter innovations in USA and UK.

  • Description

    Title reads: "New Air Ways".

    Aerial garage for private flyers near Leicester, Leicestershire.

    M/S of small Auster J/1 Autocrat aeroplane landing on airfield. A man climbs out of plane, a woman sits in the passenger seat. The man gives instructions to mechanic in a bossy tone of voice. L/S of plane taxiing. M/S of plane in small hangar. M/S of mechanic talking to extremely posh man who is on his way to see a client in Manchester. M/S of first man and his wife getting into back into plane. The mechanic tells them he has serviced the engine and opens the cabin door for them. L/S of plane taking off.

    United States of America (USA).

    L/S of Sikorsky R-5 helicopter rising from airfield, 17 men perch on outside of fuselage as it takes off. They wave at a group of women on ground. L/S of a man descending rope ladder from hovering helicopter onto factory chimney.

    Location of events unknown (somewhere in Britain).

    M/S of WAAF (Women's Auxiliary Air Force) officer walking along carrying suitcase. M/S of Sikorsky R-4 Hoverfly (RAF helicopter) descending. The WAAF sticks her thumb out as if she were hitching a ride. The WAAF boards the helicopter and it takes off.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:33:00 / 01:48:50:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    The plane is an Auster J/1 Autocrat, Reg. No. G-AGTY.

    "Sikorsky L 5" should read Sikorsky R-5.

    Final paragraph, "Rover fly" should read Hoverfly (Sikorsky R-4 Hoverfly).

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  2. Unknown user says

    Thanks for these corrections. They've been made.

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