OPENING INVERNESS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT BY HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF SUTHERLAND

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Subjects:

  • Ceremonies
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Local topical

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: OPENING INVERNESS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT BY HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF SUTHERLAND

Reference number: 0856

Date: 1933

Sponsor: [ Playhouse cinema, Inverness]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 4.30 mins

Description: The opening ceremony of Inverness municipal airport by the Duke of Sutherland, at which there is a demonstration jump by champion parachutist John Tranum.

Believed commissioned by Malcolm "Pop' Roberts, cinema manager, Playhouse Inverness.

See also ref. 0646A

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

Shotlist: Credits (.07); Shots in field of opening ceremony conducted in the pouring rain. Crowds listen as speeches are made (.57); A plane takes off as the Duke of Sutherland and others watch (1.09); Shots as a man dressed as a woman is "forced" into a plane (comedy act?) and Gipsy Moth registration number AAWO, takes off. After "buzzing" the watching crowds, the plane lands. Shots of two planes in the air as one of them performs mock dangerous landing (2.03); John Tranum (Champion parachutist) arrives by car after losing train connection at Pitlochry Tranum is presented to the Duke of Sutherland. Tranum then gets into his aircraft. Shots of the plane in the air as Tranum jumps out and parachutes safely to the ground. Crowds run to greet him on landing (3.04); Shot of plane taxiing (3.13)