• Short Summary

    An amphibious plane with rubber floats takes a demonstration flight at Long Island.

  • Description

    Titles read: "RUBBER FLOATS THROUGH THE AIR".

    Long Island, United States of America.

    Various shots of a single-engine light monoplane with rubber floats filled with air at the base sitting on an ice-covered lake. It was designed by American explorer Ashley McKinley for taking off from ice or water, the rubber floats replacing the wheels or conventional rigid floats. The plane is jiggled about on the rubber floats by a man (? could be McKinley?), then it takes off, goes for a short flight and lands again.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1200.06
    Media URN:
    41508
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:25:00 / 01:13:30:00
    Canister:
    PT 521

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