Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes

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Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes movie poster.

Movie (1965)

Starring:
Stuart Whitman (Orvil Newton)
Sarah Miles (Patricia Rawnsley)
James Fox (Richard Mays)
Alberto Sordi (Count Emilio Ponticelli)
Jean-Pierre Cassel (Pierre Dubois)
Gert Fröbe (Colonel Manfred von Holstein)

In the early days of the 20th century, a British Newspaper offers a prize for the winner of a cross channel air race which brings flyers from all over the world. There are many sub-plots as the flyers jockey for position and the affections of various women.

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Unidentified Aviettes

Two different types of winged bicycles (aviettes).

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Unidentified Aircraft

Archive footage also seen in Master of the World and The Story of Aviation - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

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Unidentified Aircraft

Human glider jumping from a bridge (which one ?); this shot is displaid during a conference about aviation history at the Beijing University.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

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Unidentified Glider

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Schulgleiter SG 38

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Unidentified Aircraft

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Unidentified Aircraft

Three wheels variant of Pitts Sky Car ?
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

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Pitts Sky Car

Anachronistic picture, as this experience of vertical flight was done by American John Pitts in 1928.
Archive footage also seen in Fröhliche Zukunft! — Wünsche, Wunder und Visionen and Sonda - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Pitts Sky Car .
Pitts Sky Car .
Pitts Sky Car .

Unidentified Aircraft

Archive footage also seen in Fröhliche Zukunft! — Wünsche, Wunder und Visionen and Sonda - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

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Etienne Oemichen N°7 Helicostat

French engineer Etienne Oemichen's first attempt at vertical flight, around 1920, he built a twin-rotor helicopter that had insufficient power to fly. He solved the problem by adding a balloon to the machine, named Helicostat.
Same aircraft seen in another movie at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Etienne Oemichen N°7 Helicostat.

Douhéret Hélicoplane

1922. Same aircraft seen in another movie at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

M.Douhéret was attempting to win a prize of 20,000 $ from the french government in order to obtain a practical helicopter.

Unidentified Aircraft

Archive footage also seen in Sonda - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

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Kitchen Lee Richards Annular Glider

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Unidentified Aircraft

Archive footage also seen in Fröhliche Zukunft! — Wünsche, Wunder und Visionen - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

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Antoinette IV (Replica)

N°8 of Richard Mays English pilot (James Fox). Replica built by Hants & Sussex Aviation.

Antoinette IV.
Antoinette IV.
Antoinette IV.
Antoinette IV.
Antoinette IV.

Bristol Boxkite (replica)

N°7 The Phoenix Flyer of Orville Newton-USA pilot (Stuart Whitman). Based on Henri Farman airplane with Gnome engine. Replica built by F.G. Miles Engineering Co.

Bristol Boxkite.
Bristol Boxkite.
Bristol Boxkite.
Bristol Boxkite.
Bristol Boxkite.

Vickers 22 Monoplane (replica)

N°2 of Count Emilio Ponticelli -Italian pilot (Alberto Sordi). Bleriot licence. The replica was built in 1960 by Douglas Bianchi London.

Vickers 22 Monoplane.

Phillips Multiplane N°3

First plane used by the italian count Emilio Ponticelli (and first crash!).
Seen in the beginning of the movie and later in in color once craushed on a tree.

Phillips Multiplane N°3.

Passat Ornithopter

From a plane built in 1908 by a french living in England; historically, this plane made a single flight of 20 meters before crashing a tree and so was never running any rallye.

Passat Ornithopter.

Lee Richards Annular Biplane

Another plane used by Count Emilio Ponticelli

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Blackburn 1912 Monoplane

N°6 Wake up Scotland of Mac Dougall – Scottish pilot (Gordon Jackson). Genuine vintage aircraft.
Registration G-AANI, c/n 9.

Reg. G-AANI Blackburn 1912 Monoplane Wake up Scotland.
Reg. G-AANI Blackburn 1912 Monoplane Wake up Scotland.

Billing Tractor Biplane (replica)

N°1 of Mr.Yamamoto -Japanese pilot (Yûjirô Ishihara). The replica was built by Harold Best-Devereux.

Billing Tractor Biplane.

N°11 of Colonel Manfred von Holstein-German pilot (Gert Fröbe). The replica was built by Harold Best-Devereux.

Billing Tractor Biplane.
Billing Tractor Biplane.

Roe IV Triplane (replica)

N°12 of Sir Percy Ware-Armitage -British pilot (Terry-Thomas). The replica was built by Hampshire Aero Club.

Roe IV Triplane.
Roe IV Triplane.
Roe IV Triplane.
Roe IV Triplane.
Roe IV Triplane.
Roe IV Triplane.

Santos-Dumont Demoiselle No.21 (replica)

N°9 of Pierre Dubois -French pilot (Jean-Pierre Cassel). The replica was built by Personal Planes Services.

Santos Dumont Demoiselle No.21.
Santos Dumont Demoiselle No.21.
Santos Dumont Demoiselle No.21.
Santos Dumont Demoiselle No.21.

Picat Dubreuil Monoplan (replica)

N°4 HMS Victory of Lieutenant Parsons -British pilot (Jeremy Lloyd).

Picat Dubreuil Monoplan HMS Victory.

Dixon Nipper n°1

N°5 The Little Fiddler of Harry Popperwell (Tony Hancock) is the replica of what in reality made only some short straight flights in 1911.

Dixon Nipper n°1 The Little Fiddler.

Deperdussin A Monoplan

Genuine vintage aircraft.
Registration G-AANH, c/n 43.

Reg. G-AANH Deperdussin A Monoplan.

Walton Edwards Rhomboidal Biplane (replica)

N°14 of Mr.Wallace-British pilot.

Walton Edwards Rhomboidal Biplane.

César Biplane

Picture on the wall, between the head and the phone (just after the intermission).
This Belgian living in France built in 1910 this 100 cubic meters balloon with a double biplane. Powered by a 4 cylinder of 50 CV Prini-Berthaud.

Biplane-Balloon of César.

English Electric Lightning

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Fictional Shape

Night and fog on an undisclosed location.

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