• Short Summary

    A 12 year old boy takes his first solo flight in America.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "They do start early in America! 12 year-old-boy Joseph Sheehan is surely world's youngest pilot."

    United States of America (USA).

    Young Joseph Sheehan stands on the wing of his biplane - he appears to be putting in a platform to lift him up in the cockpit. He is talking to a man standing by the plane, they are discussing the famous American aviator Charles Lindbergh. Joe climbs into the cockpit.

    A helper turns over the propellor and the plane starts up.

    Shots of the plane as it takes off and lands - all apparently solo flying by the 12 year old boy - the landing is a bit bouncy.

    CU of Young Joe in the cockpit talking to the camera.

    (Spellings for search purposes - Lindburg, Lindberg, Lindburgh)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    757.29
    Media URN:
    8334
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    12/02/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:26:00 / 01:51:55:00
    Canister:
    31/13

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