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  • Short Summary

    The Cierva Antogyro takes to the sky piloted by Sir Sefton Brancker, Heston Aerodrome,

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    Heston Aerodrome, Middlesex.

    Full titles read: "NEW THRILL FOR AIR CHIEF - Sir Sefton Brancker - one of aviation's earliest pioneers - flies in the Cierva Antogyro - the hovering plane."

    L/S and M/S of two pilots in overcoats (presumably one of them is Branker) standing next to the strange aeroplane (it looks a bit like a cross between a plane and a helicopter - possibly an early autogyro). L/S of the two men climbing in. L/S of the plane taking off. Various shots the plane in flight and a rather bumpy landing.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:50:00 / 01:42:47:00
    G 1675

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The flight reported upon here took place on 7 January 1930.

    "Antogyro" in text should read Autogyro.

    "the strange aeroplane" - it's a Cierva C.19 Mark II, (Reg No. G-AALA).

    "M/S of two pilots in overcoats (presumably one of them is Branker)" - yes, Sefton Brancker is the man on the left of picture. The other man is Flight-Lieut. A. H. C. A. Rawson.

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