• Short Summary

    A new design of autogyro is demonstrated at Hanworth Airfield.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Hanworth. Aviation's latest wonder. Wingless, rudderless, Autogyro, that rises and descends almost perpendicularly - and takes off in 10 yards - makes first flight."

    Hanworth Park, Nr London.

    MS of autogyro taking off very quickly. Good shots of the aircraft flying overhead. It comes in to land. Various shots of the autogyro on the ground. The voiceover is being spoken by the pilot seated in the cockpit. He demonstrates some of the controls. We see the upper propellor moving as the controls are moved.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:25:00 / 01:45:12:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    This is a Cierva Autogyro C30P built by A.V. Roe & Co. Ltd (AVRO) in 1933.
    Juan de la Cierva was a Spanish Count and civil engineer who invented the autogiro. In 1925 he came to the UK to demonstrate his model C.6 to the Air Ministry at Farnborough who encouraged him to stay and continue his work there, which he did with the help of a Scottish industrialist James G Weir. Unfortunately in December 1936 at the age of only 41 he perished in the crash of a KLM DC-2 on take-off from Croydon Airfield.

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