• Short Summary

    Aviators Charles R Carr DFC and Leonard Gilman, and Captain Lindbergh set off on long haul flights.

  • Description

    Item title reads: " To great flight adventures. Disaster narrowly averted during 'take off' of Ft.Lts Carr and Gillman's 6 1/2 ton Hawker-Horsley, as it leaves for India non-stop flight.

    Almost simultaneously Capt. Charles Lindbergh - nicknamed 'The Flying Fool' left on his lonely flight across the Atlantic from New York to Paris."

    Cranwell, Lincolnshire

    A huge two seater biplane is slowly pushed onto the airfield by a large number of airmen in uniform. A crowd surround the airplane. Pilots are helped into flying suits by an officer. and they pose with a lady, wearing a coat and hat, with engine running in the background. The airmen pull the chocks away and hurriedly back away from the propeller. Plane taxies round airfield and takes off, watched by onlookers, and it flies into the distance.

    Note: the airfield looks sunny, but the plane takes off in misty conditions.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:48:00 / 01:52:28:00
    G 1400

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    "Flt Lt Carr" is Charles R Carr DFC.

    "Flt Lt Gillman" is Leonard Gillman.

    Their plane took off on Friday 20 May 1927.

    "Capt Lindbergh" is Capt Charles Lindbergh. his flight too took off on 20 May 1927.

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  2. Unknown user says

    Thanks. We've updated the tags.

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