• Short Summary

    Early type of helicopter being tested at airfield in Washington DC.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Self Catapulting Autogyro".

    New Pitcairn PA-36 Whirl Wing autogyro (auto-gyro) in Washington DC, United States of America (USA).

    Various shots of new type of autogyro going test flight from Bolling Field. The machine takes off and lands almost vertically. Looks very similar to modern helicopters.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1109.29
    Media URN:
    38556
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/03/1941
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:00:00 / 01:35:48:00
    Canister:
    41/22

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The location is Bolling Field in DC (said by commentator, spelling checked).

    The aircraft is a Pitcairn PA-36 Whirl Wing autogyro, Reg. No. NX20674. It was the only example of its type ever built.

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  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks!

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