• Short Summary

    Test flight of an early type of helicopter.

  • Description

    Location of events unknown, no title card.

    Film or parts of it may be flopped.

    Various shots of a Cierva C8L Mk II autogiro helicopter (or 'windmill plane') in flight. Panning shot follows the helicopter as it comes into land. M/S of the helicopter on the run way, the propellers still whirring, a crowd of men walk towards it to greet the pilots. Various shots of the pilots, including Juan de la Cierva, leaning out of the cockpit to shake hands with the crowd. L/S of the two pilots sitting on top of the stationary helicopter, they address a crowd gathered around. Various shots of the helicopter and the crowd. C/U of one of the pilots standing beside the nose propeller of the helicopter.

    Note: see also record for story of same name in G 1305.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:39:00 / 01:54:35:00
    G 1303

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    The aircraft seen here is a Cierva C8L Mk II autogiro, Reg. No. G-EBYY.

    It should be noted that the Registration Number, shown down the side of the craft, is the wrong way round, which tells me that the film is back-to-front.

    The craft is being piloted by its inventor, Juan de la Cierva.

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  2. Unknown user says

    Thanks very much indeed. Some valuable information. We've updated the description of our clip.

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