• Short Summary

    Monsieur Pescarra - pioneer of vertical flight - demonstrates his Helicopter.

  • Description

    Paris, France.

    Title: "PERSEVERANCE REWARDED - M. Pescarra - poineer [sic] of vertical flight - undaunted by years of failure, puts up remarkable performance in his unique Helicopter".

    M/S of a strange helicopter-like contraption with four sets of rotary blades. The contraption makes a tentative take off, hovering and wobbling a couple of metres over the ground. A man - Raúl Pateras Pescara de Castelluccio ("Pescarra" on title card) - pilots in from an open cockpit, other men run about on the ground watching the new invention in flight.

    Note: the word - pioneer - is misspelt in the original title card. AH 2000.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    330.29
    Media URN:
    24230
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1924
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:33:00 / 01:42:35:00
    Canister:
    G 1058

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    Despite the title card, "Pescarra" should read Pescara. The man's full name was Raúl Pateras Pescara de Castelluccio.

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  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks - that's quite a name!

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