Sky pageant and Aeronautical oddities

New Zealand National Film Unit, Other contributor;  Mike Ryan, Director;  Geoffrey Scott, Producer;  Oxley Hugnan, Producer;  US Army Air Corps, Other contributor; 

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Maker and Role
New Zealand National Film Unit, Other contributor
Mike Ryan, Director
Geoffrey Scott, Producer
Oxley Hugnan, Producer
US Army Air Corps, Other contributor
Production Date
Part one Auckland airport opening -- Part two is Aeronautical Oddities.
Auckland airport opened by Governor General, Sir Bernard Freyberg on 29 Jan 1966, shows combined air show and opening day with civil and aviation aircraft put through their paces.
Aeronautical Oddities offers 16 items from newsreel footage about experimental aircraft including the Aerial plane with turntable, George Broxy? inventor ; D.T. Granville, oddest airplane flies tail first ; Windmill plane is good looking but won't leave the ground 'gay goose' ; Flying barrel, new sky marvel ; New air wonder ' Flying wing' ; Test spindle plane, C. Popper, wingless airship ; Lawrence Kan, trick plane defies modern aviation 'potato bug' ; Flying umbrella ; Tailess plane new flying freak ; Vincenze Chalupsky, model of a bird ; Plane flies self ; Aerobike manpowered flight, J. Carl Bower, Lewis Cooper ; Electroplane ; Tries to fly like a bird but flops ; This helicopter almost flies, W. P. Kindree, 'Sky car' ; Flying butcher shoots the works in 'Rocket Glider', Jack Corn.
Other Name
Picture parade & aeronautical oddities
Auckland Airport opening
Flight compile
Physical Description
1 videocassette (10, 15 minutes) : sound, colour with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
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Credit Line
New Zealand National Film Unit et al. 1966. Sky pageant and Aeronautical oddities, 02-392. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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