Film

Aviation Archive - Romance of the Clouds U

Sun 22 Apr, 2.30pm


Synopsis

Introduced by Rob Foxon. The romance of air travel: a history of British Civil Aviation on film. Archive footage takes us to RAF Hendon and the 1929 Air Pageant. Opening up the Empire with Imperial Airways new service from Croydon, the world’s first international airport, to Capetown in 1935. With overnight stops, the journey took 11 days, in contrast to 12 hours today! Wartime Sunderland flying boats are converted for civilian use and the post-war golden age of civil aviation in the 1950’s features the airliners and airports of the day. It's all on genuine archive film, much of it newly discovered and being screened for the first time. There's nothing digital about this event!!

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