• Short Summary

    First All women's flying meeting in Northampton.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Northampton. Queens of the Air. Mrs Victor Bruce and many other famous women pilots, take part in first all-women's flying meeting."

    Northampton, Northamptonshire.

    The Duchess of Bedford cuts the ribbon releasing the first plane to start the event. The biplane starts its engine and moves off across the airfield.

    Shots of various women gathered around the Duchess - presumably they are the pilots.

    The Honourable Lady Bailey stands by her plane cleaning her cockpit windscreen. She climbs into the plane and moves off.

    Shots of plane - 'The Cutty Sark' being flown by Winifred Spooner.

    Shots of planes taking off for Women's air race.

    MS of two women trying to start the engine of a plane - they have a few problems but then get it going.

    More planes take off for the race. Various shots of planes flying overhead.

    N.B. The Hon Mrs Victor Bruce was, before her marriage, Mary Petre. MD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    867.20
    Media URN:
    12707
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    21/09/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:36:00 / 01:31:51:00
    Canister:
    31/76

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