Cat no. 1286

Pathe Super Gazette: The World's Largest Monoplane

Running time~0:57 Black & White Silent 1929 Norwich, Norfolk

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The world's largest monoplane takes off.

Genre:

Newsreel

This is a Pathe Super Gazette news reel item. It shows the Monoplane Beardmore Inflexible, J7557 - 9, the largest plane of its time, taxiing and taking off at Mousehold Aerodrome.

Background Information:

The following advertisement appeared in the Eastern Daily Press on Saturday, 18th May, 1929.'GREAT AERIAL DISPLAY.' Whit Monday, 20th May, 11am to 5pm. an amazing display of speed, skill and daring, comprising aerobatics, crazy flying, parachute descents, aerial competitions, bombing a fort and much more. SEE Tranum leap from his plane and fall thousands of feet through space. WATCH Inflexible - the World's largest monoplane. LEARN 'how not to fly', from some of Britain's worst flyers. FLY WITH Sir Alan Cobham, Britain's Air Ambassador .. climb with him to cloudland ... see the sea from Norwich by the sea. Aero racing, upside down flying, joy riding, and many other features. Members enclosure 5/- (4/- if taken before the day), cars to members enclosure 7/6. ordinary car park 2/6, admission to ground 1/- and children 6d. Reduced train fares from all parts. A percentage of takings will be donated to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.

Featured Organisations:

Norwich Aero Club

Featured Events:

Great Aerial Display at Mousehold Aerodrome, 20th May, 1929

Pathe Super Gazette

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