The BAC One-Eleven 475 jetliner made its maiden flight on 27th August, 1970 at the Hurn (Bournemouth) factory of the Weybridge Division of British Aircraft Corporation - a month ahead of programme.
L.S. BAC One-Eleven 457 prototype
M.S. "BAC One-Eleven 475" on fuselage side
C.U. Aircraft underbelly
M.C.U. Main undercarriage.
M.L.S. Flight Test crew boards aircraft
M.S. Cutaway - BAC engineers
M.L.S. Aircraft door closed
M.C.U. Mr. Roy Radford, Assistant Chief Test Pilot for the BAC One-Eleven in cockpit
M.S. Aircraft - side on view
L.S. Nosewheel chocks removed
C.U. Zoom to M.L.S. Nosewheel and main undercarriage - zoom out to reveal whole aircraft taxying out.
L.S. Aircraft takes off
L.S. Take-off over camera
L.S. Aircraft climbing after take-off
M.S. Cutaway - Fire Engine
L.S. Aircraft fly-past
C.U. Zoom to M.L.S. Interior production line at Hurn - Placard "First Production BAC One-Eleven 475". Zoom out to reveal whole aircraft fuselage in jigs
M.L.S. Section of BAC One-Eleven 475 fuselage in jigs
M.S. Cabin interior of first production BAC One-Eleven 475
M.L.S. Whole fuselage of first production BAC One-Eleven 475
M.C.U. Aircraft taxes through frame
L.S. Aircraft taxes and stops
M.C.U. Cutaway - BAC engineers
M.C.U. zoom to M.L.S. Mr. Roy Radford leading crew out of aircraft - zoom out to entire crew on aircraft steps.
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Background: The BAC One-Eleven 475 jetliner made its maiden flight on 27th August, 1970 at the Hurn (Bournemouth) factory of the Weybridge Division of British Aircraft Corporation - a month ahead of programme. It was piloted by Mr. Roy Radford, Assistant Chief Test Pilot (One-Eleven).
The aircraft concerned is G-ASYD, BAC's own development and demonstration aircraft which is now the aerodynamic prototype of the BAC One-Eleven 475 - newest development of British Aircraft Corporation world-acclaimed One-Eleven family of jetliners.
Directly derived from the latest development of 90-119 seat One-Eleven 500, the 74-89 seat One-Eleven is being specially developed to bring the benefits of jet service to the many hundreds of "country" routes that have hitherto been the exclusive domain of the propeller-driven airliner.
In production, the One-Eleven 475 is to be fitted with a specially developed low-pressure landing gear tyre system to enable it to operate from secondary low-strength runways with poorer grade surfaces.
Concurrently, the first production One-Eleven 475 is also at an advanced stage of assembly at Hurn and large components of several more series production aircraft are now in manufacture at three BAC factories.