Summary

Footage Information

British Pathé
BOY AIRMAN
Full title reads: "Boy Airman. Ten Year Old pilot flies safety plane at Washington".

Washington DC, United States of America (USA).

Ten year old boy pilot (Gore Vidal). A young boy learns how to fly new kind of aeroplane with simple controls. M/S of boy, "Gene", standing in front of aeroplane with man. They have a stilted conversation about how easy new aeroplane is to fly. They then climb into cockpit and man takes boy through joystick movements. Various shots of aeroplane taking off and landing on an airfield. C/U of Gene and man.

The aeroplane has a "department of commerce" sign on it - It may be a Hammond Y.

N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel. May be dupe of item from 36/44 (LNER version).
British Pathe
1936
00:01:22:00
Black & White
mute
2741.31

Keywords

Washington United States of America USA U.S.A. boys aeroplanes Gene
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