"Activity at Croydon Airport in 1936, with focus on Imperial Airways' international flights. Original film was 33 minutes in length. This is possibly the only surviving representative of the very first Ten Best competition organised by 'Amateur Cine World' magazine." (EAFA Database)
IAC Film Library Catalogue (Silent and Sound). Institute of Amateur Cinematographers, 1991.
This film is part of the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers Collection held by the East Anglian Film Archive, Norwich, UK.
Institute of Amateur Cinematographers Collection, East Anglian Film Archive
"We see a Post Office teleprinter operating, then pre-flight checks on the four-engined 'Daedalus' - G AAXA, fuelling-up with hand-pump, and a letter posted in Air Mail box. Food is taken aboard and weather reports are posted. A van collects Air Mail post, followed by an airport 'bus. 'Horatius' is towed to the runway. Passengers and luggage are weighed. The passengers board via covered ramp before take-off." (EAFA Database)