• Short Summary

    Crack US pilot, Captain Hawks, makes record flight in 9 1/2 hours. Breakfast in London,?

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: 1,800 Miles in a Day

    ENGLAND: London: Heston Aerodrome:
    EXT
    Captain Frank M Hawks (Aviator, pilot) along to plane ("Texaco 13" (NR1313), and climbs aboard
    Plane taking off to BV (morning)

    SLATE

    Croydon:
    (Evening)
    Hawks' plane landing at aerodrome after travelling record breaking 1,800 miles

    Captain Hawkes (in cockpit) interviewed SOT
    - saying he has parcel from Italy
    - comparing Rocky Mountains to Alps
    Background: Crack US pilot, Captain Hawks, makes record flight in 9 1/2 hours. Breakfast in London, lunch in Rome, and back for tea. In a hurry., having reached Rome in 4 1/2 hours, the 'Human Bullet' shoots back to London.
    B/W footage.

    Aviation / aeroplanes / Frank Monroe Hawks (March 28, 1897 - August 23, 1938) / Personalities / Records / Americans / Great Britain / Italy

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC8KLXRGRXEL1I6KNLWIPLBDR2
    Media URN:
    VLVAC8KLXRGRXEL1I6KNLWIPLBDR2
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1931
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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