Educational film about the mechanics of flight - birds in flight compared to aircraft.
Produced by British Instructional Films Ltd.
Men turn handles to start the propeller of a biplane. C/U of propellers. Man climbs into cockpit and plane takes off. A golden eagle in flight then landing on its nest. Sea gulls in flight. Slow motion photography of sea birds flying near cliffs. A man wearing a white hat walks on the cliffs. The theory of bird flight explained on the soundtrack. Biplane takes off. Difference between aircraft flight and bird flight explained. Swans in flight in slow motion. Eagles on the nest. C/U of cockpit controls. Joystick is moved and rudder and wings of plane move. Aeroplane in flight. Golden Eagle flies in slow motion. Biplane in comparison. Sea birds in the air. Spiral nose dives by the biplane. Air to air shots. Birds gliding on air currents. Biplane lands. Chickens in flight. Ungraceful landings in slow motion.
Note: German version exists - title is "Das Flugzeug".
Multiple prints exist - check for best quality.