King Hussein, accompanied by the teaching staff f the state-run Jordanian University, has been inspecting bases of the Jordanian air force this week.
GV King greets University teaching staff
GV King & guards towards pilots & shakes hands (2 shots)
SV Teaching staff & pilots shake hands (3 shots)
SV King's landrover (4 shots)
SV Teachers look at rockets
SCU King (2 shots)
GV King towards F104 aircraft
GV Crowd watching
GV & SV King into cockpit of F104
SV King in cockpit fires rockets PAN TO targets
SCU King out of cockpit
GV Tailfins of Starfighter, aircraft taxiing for takeoff (3 shots)
SV Sherif Zeid Ben Shaker, Chief of Staff talking
CU King watches starfighter fly past
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Background: King Hussein, accompanied by the teaching staff f the state-run Jordanian University, has been inspecting bases of the Jordanian air force this week. On Tuesday (May 9th), the King -- who has always shown a keen interest in latest weaponry -- climbed into the cockpit of a Starfighter jet and test fired part of its rocket armament.
The tour was an opportunity for the King to call for efforts towards the liberation of occupied Arab territory. He hoped to see Jordan develop her own modern weapons sufficient for the task of liberation.