in Aerospace

National Aerospace Library launches online film archive

Posted 22 May 2020 · Add Comment

The National Aerospace Library has today launched a new online heritage film archive which displays over 30 videos and allows viewers to watch uncovered films held in its archives which have been digitalised for viewing for the first time.



Image courtesy National Aerospace Library / RAeS


Films in the archive date back to 1927 and include, among other highlights, rare footage from Donald W. Douglas which showcases early airliners, the original inflight movie being shown and film from the first round-the-world flight which took place in 1924.

The film archive covers the evolution of aviation and aerospace including:

  • A range of early rotorcraft films in colour and black-and-white
  • Airport footage, including from Britain’s first major international airport in Croydon
  • Early commercial aviation videos
  • Historical footage of the beginnings of the aerospace industry and aircraft design

The archive content will continue to be enlarged and viewers can subscribe for free to the channel to be alerted of new uploads.

The contents of the film archive are arranged in ‘Playlists’ and can be found here: www.aerosociety.com/movies

Sir Brian Burridge, Chief Executive, Royal Aeronautical Society, said: “The new National Aerospace Library Film Archive highlights the contributions from early aviators with the aim of inspiring and informing current and future generations.

"The librarians and volunteers at the National Aerospace Library have truly brought aviation history to life.”

The digitisation of the Library's historic film archive was arranged through the MAX company with the work being undertaken by Mark Rance of Watchmaker Films with funding from the Royal Aeronautical Society Foundation

The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) has received the permissions for sharing these videos by either the named individuals or the relevant company. For use of videos for non-commercial purposes, credit to the Royal Aeronautical Society with the respective individual or company should be listed.

The National Aerospace Library is one of the world’s most extensive library collections devoted to the development of aeronautics, aviation, and aerospace technology through the ages.

The National Aerospace Library's digital online resources include:

  • Web-based catalogue: www.aerosociety.com/nal
  • Images collection: www.aerosociety.com/printsandposters
  • Heritage collections: www.aerosociety.com/heritage
  • National Aerospace Library Sound Archive: www.aerosociety.com/podcast

The Royal Aeronautical Society is the world’s only professional body and learned society dedicated to the entire aerospace community. Established in 1866 to further the art, science and engineering of aeronautics, the Society has been at the forefront of developments in aerospace ever since.

 

For commercial use and for further information on each video's copyright, contact: nal@aerosociety.com

 

 

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Future Combat Air continues to drive economic advance across the UK

Seven companies representing the breadth of innovation across the UK have signed agreements to progress opportunities to work on future combat air concepts and underpinning technologies across Team Tempest.

BAE Systems and WAE partner on fast jet development

BAE Systems and Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) have joined forces to explore how battery management and cooling technologies from the motorsport industry could be exploited to deliver efficiency and performance gains in the

CFMS study bolsters business case for regional electric aircraft

A new study from the Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS), a not-for-profit specialist in digital engineering, has helped the aerospace industry move a step closer to the development of regional electric aircraft.

Horizon Technologies awarded Transformational Xtender SIGINT Technology Patent

Horizon Technologies was issued a patent (US 10,727,932 B2) by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on 28th July 2020, covering the company's fundamental Xtender technology, which allows the smallest UAVs and

BA's August schedule returns to more destinations

Throughout August, British Airways is resuming flying to more destinations, albeit with continued low frequencies while the impact of Covid-19 is still being felt across the globe.

Element and FRISA strengthen relationship with expanded LTA

Element Materials Technology (Element) has been awarded an expansion to the scope of its existing 10-year long term agreement (LTA) with FRISA to include all three of FRISA’s major business units: Aerospace, Force VG, Forge SC and

Getac SK2606280920
See us at
DVD 2020