This video has no sound
  • Short Summary

    Mr Fokker tests out his new safe aeroplane at Croydon Aerodrome.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Crash proof aeroplanes coming! M. Fokker repeatedly and deliberately risks air smash on his own designed "safety first" aeroplane. Croydon Aerodrome. Surrey.

    L/S of the aeroplane with people walking round it. M/S of Mr Fokker in flying gear smiling and talking. M/S of the aeroplane in the air, it has his name on the side. M/S as he gets out on the ground followed by some other men, one shakes his hand.

    Intertitle - 'Mr Handley Page also demonstrated his equally successful slotted wing device.'

    M/S of Mr Page demonstrating the wing device which makes the end of the wings move up and down. L/S of it in the air, we see it from underneath as the end of the wings move. M/S of it taking off, flying about and coming into land. M/S of the hangars with the aeroplane flying overhead, the camera follows it. M/S of men stood about together on the ground.

    M/S as the aeroplane is brought to a stop, M/S as Mr Fokker walks away from the aeroplane and talks to other men. Various shots of him and the aeroplane in the air. Various shots of Mr Page demonstrating the wings. M/S as the aeroplane taxis, M/S of Mr Fokker stood by the aeroplane.

    Note: the latter part of this item appears to be made up of cuts.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:49:00 / 01:51:48:00
    G 1187

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    "Mr Fokker" is Anthony Fokker.

    Report comment
    Report comment

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment