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  • Short Summary

    Shots of early type of helicopter.

  • Description

    Hamble, Hampshire.

    Title: "Windmill Plane Test. Try-out of first Air Ministry Cierva Aeroplane, prior to its first public appearance, at R.A.F. Display".

    L/S of several men pulling a long rope attached to the blades of an early helicopter, Auto Gyro. Panning L/S of helicopter taking off (like a plane, vertical take off obviously not mastered yet!). Various shots of the helicopter in flight and coming into land. Low angled C/U of two men on top of grounded helicopter, rotating blades by hand.

    More shots of helicopter in flight. Various shots of plane taking off, men start propeller on nose manually.

    Note: please see record for story of same name in G 1303.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    504.18
    Media URN:
    25843
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:56:00 / 01:47:10:00
    Canister:
    G 1305

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