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  • Short Summary

    M. Pescarra hovers above the ground in new helicopter.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Vertical flight soon? M. Pescarra succeeds in putting up new record in his weird and wonderful helicopter. Paris, France.

    L/S of a helicopter with lots of propellors and a metal frame. M/S of M. Pescarra sat in it, he is wearing a crash helmet. L/S as the propellors all spin at once and it sets off forward. Various shots as it takes off and hovers precariously above the ground for a while then lands nose first.

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    Film ID:
    306.05
    Media URN:
    23713
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1923
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:35:00 / 01:15:23:00
    Canister:
    G 981

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Pescarra" should read "Pescara". His full name was Raúl Pateras Pescara de Castelluccio, and he invented a number of helicopters in the 1920s.

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