• Short Summary

    An American pilot succeeds in taking off in his plane from the roof of a moving car.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "America. Wonders Will Never Cease! Here's the latest - Aeroplane launched for first time from travelling motorcar - what's next?"

    United States of America.

    Small monoplane is lifted up a ramp onto the roof of a motorcar.

    The pilot, seated on the roof of the car, explains that he is attempting to demonstrate that motor cars can be of use in assisting the take off of planes in small areas.

    L/S the car drives along the runway with the plane on top. The plane beings to lift off from the top of the car. The voiceover describes it as "the first plane to lift off safely from an auto".

    (Sound track starts early and runs slightly longer than the pictures.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    661.31
    Media URN:
    4761
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    05/09/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:35:00 / 01:45:18:00
    Canister:
    32/71

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