• Short Summary

    Mr Lovergrove makes his own autogyro, Jeff Wheatley lies another home made gyrocopter.

  • Description

    Membury, Devon.

    SV. Mr Lovegrove and son Paul standing beside his gyrocopter. CU. Mr Lovegrove and son. CU. The seat of the gyrocopter showing the controls, pan up to rota blade. SCU. Mr Lovegrove seating himself and strapping himself into the seat of the gyrocopter, son hands him a helmet. CU. Mr Lovegrove's feet on two pedals which operate the tail fin. Pan to tail fin. SV. Mr Lovegrove in gyrocopter about to be towed away. Mr Lovergrove being towed away, he moves off. LV. Gyrocopter being towed. SV. Pan, gyrocopter well under way and becomes airborne behind the towing car. Aerial view from the gyrocopter showing the towing car in front. SV. Pan of the gyrocopter airborne going past the camera.

    SV. Jeff Wheatley starts up the motor of another home made gyrocopter which has a 75 horsepower engine. CU. Controls seen in front of him as he sits. CU. Pilot in the seat. CU. The engine with propellor blades spinning round. CU. The rotor blade on the top rotating. SV. Pan as the engine propelled gyrocopter takes off and rises in the air. Ground to air shot of the gyrocopter in flight. SV. Pan as gyrocopter comes down towards ground and past camera, another gyrocopter in front of him.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:29:00 / 01:46:44:00

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