Easter Air Display

1928 , Hadleigh (Suffolk)

The Suffolk Aeroplane Club Easter Air Display, 1928.

The film shows the Easter Air Display, held by the Suffolk Aeroplane Club at Hadleigh on the 9th April, 1928. The film opens with shots of the crowd. There follow shots of a Blackburn Bluebird G.E.B.T.B. There is a pilot and a passenger getting into a D.H. Moth G - E.B.Q.E. There are shots of D.H. Moths taking off and in flight. Blackburn Bluebird C-E.B.R.E. is shown being towed on to the field by car driven by Miss Sylvia Edwards. Miss Edwards is seen unfolding the wings of the plane and then taking off. Also featured in this film is Flight Lieutenant Webster, famous for flying Schneider Trophy planes.

Featured Events

The Suffolk Aeroplane Club Easter Air Display, 9th April, 1928

Keywords

Aviation; Planes; Suffolk Aeroplane Club; Sylvia Edwards; Air Display

Intertitles

Suffolk Aeroplane Club. Easter Air Display at Hadleigh. Monday 9th April, 1928.

Background Information

The Suffolk Aeroplane Club was formed in 1926, though it did not become active until August, 1927, when it began operations at an airfield near Hadleigh. It became affiliated to the Royal Aero Club in January, 1928, and received Air Ministry Approval as a club for the training of pilots. At Easter that year, the club held a two-day air display on its flying ground at Hadleigh. More than 5000 people attended the display on Easter Monday, when five machines took part in a handicap air race. During the display, one of the Club's pilots, Miss Sylvia Edwards, arrived on the field towing one of the club's Blackburn Bluebirds behind a car, unfolded its wings and flew off to give a display. This is shown in the Archive's film. The club took over the management of Ipswich Aerodrome on its opening in 1930. Flight Lieutenant Webster was a test pilot at the RAF base at Martlesham.

Manifestations

Easter Air Display

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