• Short Summary

    Aviator M. Pescara takes to the air in his new flying machine the helicopter.

  • Description

    M. Pescara with his new aviation machine the helicopter, France.

    Full titles read: "New Era in Flying - arrives as M. Pescara succeeds in rising vertically in his 15 cwt helicopter the machine of the future when perfected."

    M/S of Raúl Pateras Pescara de Castelluccio sitting in the very lightweight looking helicopter. The four rotors start spinning around at incredible speed and the flying machine lifts off the ground and hovers just above the ground for a few seconds before returning to earth. M/S of helicopter taking off again, this time the landing is a bit more bumpy! C/U of Pescara.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    258.11
    Media URN:
    22740
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1922
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:00:00 / 01:22:58:00
    Canister:
    G 854

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "15 ewt" should read 15 cwt, (as in 15 hundredweight).

    "M. Pescara" is Raúl Pateras Pescara de Castelluccio, who invented a number of helicopters in the 1920s.

    In support of this, compare the close up of M. Pescara at 00:48 in this clip with the photo here........

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raúl_Pateras_Pescara

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  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks! That's a cool name Raúl has!

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