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Our Air Fleet at Air Drill

Impressive aerial footage of bipanes flying in formation over the fields around Hendon in north London.

Non-Fiction 1925 1 mins Silent

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This excellent aerial footage shows a number of bi-planes flying in perfect formation over Hendon in preparation for an air show. A good, steady camera follows the planes – all carrying the RAF roundel - from above and then to one side as they assume a V formation, before flying abreast in a perfect straight line. The air show at Hendon would attract 100,000 spectators in 1925.