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Other titles:FLIGHT [Alternative Title]
AMATEUR FILM BY LANCELOT HOUSE [Alternative Title]
Summary: Amateur film with titles shot by Lancelot House, a solicitor from Kent, combines introductory stills of early aviators with extensive coverage shot from a privileged position of Royal Air Force Display at Hendon Aerodrome in 1934.
Description: Stills of Wright Brothers' Biplane, Blériot at Dover, Paulhan.
"Twenty years later 180,000 spectators see a magnificent display at Hendon Airfield." Arrival of HRH Prince Edward in own plane. Bristol Bulldog fighters attack Boulton Paul Overstrands (RAF 101 Squadron), bringing one down in "flames". Cierva Autogiro takes off. Hawker Demons put on a display of air drill and high speed dives, trailing smoke. Display marred by a crash - burning wreckage of plane. Men standing on struts of Vickers Virginia bombers demonstrate parachute drops. Hawker Furies and Bristol Bulldogs in air. Tied squadron aerobatics. Parade of experimental types includes Hawker Fury II (K3586), Supermarine F.7/30 single-seat fighter (K2890), Westland F.7/30 (K2891), Hawker Hart I with Napier engine (K2434), Hawker Hart I with Bristol engine (K3020), Gloster Gauntlet, Handley Page Heyford and Saro Cloud. Air attack brings barrage balloon apron down in flames. Prince of Wales departs in own plane (G-AC). "And so ends a magnificent display by the RAF."