• Short Summary

    Strange aircraft - part airship and part helicopter - takes to the air in France.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "France. Wonders will never cease! Here's the 'hovering airship', piloted by its inventor, Mr. Oelmichen, it can rise and descend vertically at any speed."

    Paris, France.

    Shots of strange flying craft trying to take off. It looks like a cross between an airship and a helicopter.

    The dirigible craft takes off and rises into the air.

    It comes back down to earth. A few people are there watching the test flight.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    867.04
    Media URN:
    12691
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1931
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:30:00 / 01:06:44:00
    Canister:
    31/74

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    Despite the title card, "Oelmichen" should read Oehmichen, (Etienne Oelmichen).

    The aircraft is called the Helicostat.......

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  2. jamied says

    CORRECTION: Full name should read Etienne Oehmichen.

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