Footage of British gliding competition, Ilford, Greater London
Ilford, Greater London.
Full titles read: "FIRST BRITISH GLIDING COMPETITION - Mr Fokker - and several other Pilots put up remarkable gliding times."
L/S's of officials and competitors pushing gliders at top of hill. L/S of glider floating through the air after take off. L/S of man climbing into the cockpit of his glider (could be Fokker). L/S of glider being pulled up into the air by cords. L/S's the glide flying over the picturesque countryside (it looks a bit unstable !).
Intertitle reads: "Capt. F. W. Merriam - had a lucky escape."
M/S of Merriam climbing into his glider. A cord pulls the it up into the air, however, a gust of wind blows it sideways back to the ground. C/U's of people inspecting the damage.
Intertitle read: "Mr. F. P. Raynham - making wonderful flight of nearly 2 hours."
M/S of Mr Raynham being secured in putting flying helmet on and being secured in his glider. Various shots of the glider in flight. C/U of Raynham sitting in his glider, back on the ground.
Amenmant September 2011: User has written in to say the first gliding competition was held at Itford Hill NOT Ilford.