• Short Summary

    New type of aeroplane that it easy to pilot being demonstrated in Washington D.C.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Non-Spin 'Plane. Latest U.S. Aircraft demonstrated at Washington".

    Washington D.C., United States of America (USA)

    New foolproof Stearman-Hammond Y-1 plane tested. M/S of two smartly dressed men representative of Department of Commerce. One talks to camera. He explains aeroplane behind him is built for industry of Department of Commerce. The plane will be used by "inspection service". The man explains the plane is very easy to pilot.

    Various shots of odd shaped plane taxiing and then taking off. Plane has small cockpit and two tails. Various shots of plane in flight and landing. In the distance, the dome of Capitol Building is in view.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    883.12
    Media URN:
    12987
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1936
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:10:00 / 01:18:58:00
    Canister:
    36/40

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    The aircraft is a Stearman-Hammond Y-1, known as a "Flivver".

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks.

  3. British Pathé says

    Was it fool-proof?

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