• Short Summary

    Test pilot Lee Gelback takes a new war plane for the US Navy for a trial flight.

  • Description

    Titles read: "US TEST PILOT AT WORK".

    United States of America.

    Brief shots of men working on new war planes for the United States Navy in a hangar at the Drummond (Grummond?) Aircraft Corporation. A new biplane is wheeled out of the hangar and test pilot Lee Gelback gets in to give it a trial flight. If the wings stay on at a dive 500 miles an hour the plane is ok for the government.

    He fits a cartridge fired by an electric charge into the plane to start it up and takes off. Several shots of the plane in flight.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    951.61
    Media URN:
    15955
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:53:00 / 01:47:17:00
    Canister:
    38/8

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