Film ID: YFA 18 THE WORLD'S FASTEST AIRSHIP 1929 Visitor TabsDescription This film features the R100 airship's maiden flight from Howden to Cardington on 16th December, 1929. Also featured in the film are Sir C Burney, who built the ship, and Major Scott, the captain. Title - Howden Britain's Fastest Airship The R-100 with 60 passengers on board makes successful 6 hour maiden flight to her Mooring Mast at Cardington. There are shots of the R-100 in flight and then docking at the mooring mast. Title - Comdr. Sir C. Burney - who built the ship, and Major Scott, Commander. The film closes with a shot of the two men, one of whom is smoking a pipe.