• Short Summary

    17 year old boy pilot & 20 year old girl pilot.

  • Description

    Title for this item is missing.

    Paperwork title for this item reads: "SUB: 1 - 14 year old aviator at East Anglian Aero Club."

    (01:33:00) - (01:34:12)

    East Anglian Aero Club.

    Close up shot of a boy in pilot gear. Boy is 14 year old Ovid Victor Ottley of Alexandra Park, London. Boy climbs into a de Havilland DH.60G Gipsy Moth plane. A man starts the propellor and boy takes off. Cut to the boy getting out of plane. Man and a girl waiting. Man introduces Victor to Miss Jean Hughes, the Club's youngest girl pilot. Girl leaves and the man interviews Victor. Boy says he feels confident... very keen on flying... believes that young people should lead the way.

    Paperwork states that the title for this item is "SUB: 2 ...and Miss Winifred Drinkwater - the girl pilot who will co-operate with the men on the Liverpool Air Ferries."

    (01:34:12) - (01:34:31)

    Location unknown.

    Miss Winifred Drinkwater, age 20, in front of an Avro 640 Cadet plane getting ready to fly. Sign on the plane reads "Highland and Scottish Air Ferries Ltd." Young pilot woman in cockpit with two other people in plane - she is fully qualified pilot and regularly co-operates with men on the Liverpool Air Ferries.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:00:00 / 01:34:31:00

Comments (4)

  1. Unknown user says

    "Victor Otley" - the boy's name is actually Ovid Victor Ottley.

    The plane he's flying here is a de Havilland DH.60G Gipsy Moth

    "East Anglia Aero Club" should read East Anglian Aero Club.

    The plane Winifred Drinkwater is seen in is an Avro 640 Cadet.

    Report comment
    Report comment
  2. Unknown user says

    "Miss Hughes" is Jean Hughes.

    A short Canadian newspaper piece about both Jean Hughes and Ovid Victor Ottley appears here.....

    r 8/Niagara Falls NY
    Gazette/Niagara Falls NY
    Gazette 1934 Apr-Jun Grayscale/Niagara Falls
    NY Gazette 1934 Apr-Jun Grayscale - 0065.pdf

    Report comment
    Report comment
  3. Unknown user says

    Hmm, that link sadly isn't going to work. Instead, here's a short solo piece about Ovid Victor Ottley - right hand paragraph, under "Solo at fourteen"....

    w/1934/1934 - 0360.html

    Report comment
    Report comment
  4. Unknown user says

    Thanks for these. Really terrific. Unfortunately, links are disabled to stop spam, but you can (usually) copy and paste them just fine.

    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