Detail

Title ID 551Collection ID23
Title[Air Show]
Date[ca. 1930s]
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionAlbum/Journal
KeywordsAircraft Accidents Outings
Location
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionNot known
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration4 min. 11 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

Scenes of an air display, including biplanes and a British Rigid Airship R101, filmed in the 1930s.

Description

A biplane is seen moving across an airfield. Another makes a landing. An airship is seen above. Men parachute from planes. Spectators watch from below. Three planes fly in formation, leaving trails of smoke in different colours. The three planes loop in the sky. Others dip low and pull up again. Explosions are set off on the airfield [?]. Another biplane lands before nine aircraft fly in formation. Biplanes are seen from the air and the ground. The airship (R101 G-FAAW) moves slowly overhead. A barrage balloon bursts into flames.