• Short Summary

    Radar supplies dropped to a weather ship by plane & new two-way propellor plane tested.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "AIR NEWS".

    St. Evel Airfield, Newquay, Cornwall & Atlantic Ocean.
    General view of coastal command airfield with two Lancaster planes getting ready to take off. Officer and airman marking map. Package of radar tubes being put aboard aircraft. Close up shot of WAAF radio transmitter operator in control tower. Long shot of Lancaster aircraft taking off, pan with plane as it rises.
    Atlantic Ocean - air to air shot of Lancaster in flight. Closer air to air shot of Lancaster flying over sea, passing through cloud. Close up shot of interior of aircraft. Navigator in foreground. Long air to air shot of Lancaster flying above weather ship 'Explorer'. Close up shot of Lancaster running in to drop package - flying very low. Close up shot of a pilot pulling release lever to drop the radar supplies to the 'Explorer'. Close up shot of the pilot signalling. Plane flies low over water and weather ship. Close up shot of pilot. Long shot of Lancaster flying over sea.

    Washington DC, United States of America (USA).
    Long shot of USN lorry, carrying Wright brothers' original aircraft, the 'Kitty Hawk', moving past camera. Poster on side of van. High angle long shot of Kitty Hawk being assembled in the Smithsonian Institute, Washington. Men adjusting wing stays.
    Two men twisting new two-way propellors. US airman standing by propellor of C-54 aircraft. Propellor blade being turned into reverse position. C-54 aircraft with propellor working. Man throwing flour into slip stream. Flour blowing towards rear of plane. Propellors reversed and flour being blown away from plane. Long shot of the two C-54 planes in flight. New propellor trailing smoke. Plane dives towards ground for landing. Long shot of two C-54's trailing smoke, one diving towards ground, for landing. Two C-54's, one trailing smoke diving towards ground. Long shot of the reversible propellor plane touching down.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:03:00 / 01:07:03:00

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