INAUGURATION OF INVERNESS AIRPORT

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Places:

  • Invernesshire

Subjects:

  • Transport

Genres:

  • Local topical

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: INAUGURATION OF INVERNESS AIRPORT

Reference number: 0646A

Date: 1933

Sponsor: [ Playhouse Cinema, Inverness]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 4.39 mins

Description: The opening of Inverness Airport, by the Duke of Sutherland with demonstrations of parachuting and shots of aircraft taking off and landing.

The aeroplane, registration AAWO, seen in the film is a Gypsy Moth bi-plane.

See also ref. 0856 OPENING INVERNESS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT BY HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF SUTHERLAND

Credits: [believed commissioned by Malcolm "Pop' Roberts, cinema manager ]

Shotlist: No credits. General shots of people milling around (.12); Shot of a parachutist climbing into a bi-plane (.20); Long shot from ground as parachutist jumps from plane and falls to ground (.34); Shots as crowds surround him on landing (.44); Shot of parachutist with another man (.50); General views of the crowds with small planes taxiing in the background (1.02); A plane takes off as dignitaries watch (1.06); A speech is given to the crowd (1.40); And another speech. General shots of the dignitaries and crowds (2.06); Opening of Inverness Municipal Airport by His Grace the Duke of Sutherland. John Tranum (Champion Parachutist) arrives by car after losing train connection at Pitlochry (2.23); Shots of general antics on airfield as someone in "drag" is bundled into an aircraft which then takes off, performs a few stunts and then lands (3.25). [Gv's film cameraman at work at intervals]