National Aerospace Library YouTube Channel campaign Introduction

The National Aerospace Library funded by the Royal Aeronautical Society has launched a new online heritage film collection with more than 30 videos uncovered films previously held in its archives and recently digitalised for viewing for the first time on the newly launched National Aerospace Library YouTube channel.

Films from 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 a 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

In addition, this YouTube channel contains other video content such as documentaries and lectures which promotes rich heritage content.

A full list of the video content is arranged under ‘Playlists’ which can be found here: www.aerosociety.com/movies

The archive content will continue to be added to the YouTube channel, and viewers can subscribe for free to be alerted to new uploads.

Partners and Supporters

The key goal of this campaign is to inform current and future aviation professionals and enthusiasts of this rich historical video content as well as serve as a valuable historical record.

The National Aerospace Library’s campaign is supported by Royal Aeronautical Society, but partners and supporters have an essential role helping these unique and rare films to reach a larger audience by sharing, endorsing and talking about the campaign materials.

A few simple ways you can support this campaign:

- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: www.aerosociety.com/movies

- Share Introduction text above on your website and encourage people visit our YouTube channel

- Share our social media assets (find posts examples below and social cards are attached)

- Tell your staff and networks to visit our YouTube channel and share social media assets with anyone who might be interested in aviation history

- Show some of our films on your events – contact our library staff This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to see how videos can be shared.

We are very grateful for your help in sharing these great videos and the love for aviation history with as wide audience as possible!

Social Media Posts

Twitter

The National Aerospace Library with @AeroSociety has launched a new online heritage film archive which allows viewers to watch uncovered films held in its archives for the first time. History is now just one click away: www.aerosociety.com/movies #nalibrary

LinkedIn

The National Aerospace Library with @RoyalAeronauticalSociety has launched a new online heritage film archive with more than 30 videos and allows viewers to watch uncovered films held in its archives for the first time. Aviation History is now just one click away: www.aerosociety.com/movies #nalibrary

Facebook

The National Aerospace Library with @RoyalAeronauticalSociety has launched a new online heritage film archive. Films date back to 1927 and include historical footage of the beginnings of the aerospace industry and aircraft design, early rotorcraft, airport footage and early commercial aviation videos. Watch Aviation History come Alive: www.aerosociety.com/movies #nalibrary

Instagram

The National Aerospace Library with @royalaerosociety has launched a new online heritage film archive with more than 30 videos and allows viewers to watch uncovered films held in its archives for the first time. Watch Aviation History come Alive: www.aerosociety.com/movies #nalibrary

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Contact Info

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44814 North Elm Avenue

Lancaster, California, 93534 USA 

Phone 661.942.9574

Fax 661.940.0398