• Short Summary

    Nice shots of gliding off the Sussex Downs.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Rottingdean. 'Yachts of the Air' Thousands throng famous Sussex Downs to see largest International Gliding Competition yet held."

    Rottingdean, Sussex.

    Group of upper class men look over map resting on wing of glider plane.

    Young man climbs into small glider. He puts on safety belt and the cockpit cover is put on around him.

    Shots of the glider being launched from the hillside. Shots of the glider in flight.

    Shots of glider being towed to top of hill by car.

    Shots of pioneer aviator Claude Graham White giving instructions to man sitting in glider cockpit.

    BV of another glider taking off.

    A glider comes in to land.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    869.11
    Media URN:
    12730
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:40:00 / 01:15:12:00
    Canister:
    31/80

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