Students studying science of flight at Aeronautical College at Cranfield.
Aeronautical School at Cranfield, Bedfordshire.
Various shots of students looking at model plane in wind tunnel, they are studying Various students looking at wing model in smoke tunnel. Various shots students carrying out tests on large wing model, they are studying vibrations in wing structure. Various shots of large aeroplane wheel being lifted and dropped to simulate landing. Student opens chamber on lifting device and checks shock absorption measurements on graph.
Various shots of men operating very complicated set of machinery with lots of switches and dials. Narrator explains it is a super sonic wind tunnel. C/U of light projected onto mirror showing air passing over hump inside super sonic wind tunnel chamber. M/S of jet test house. M/S of men putting on ear phones, one gives the thumbs up to man behind a screen. In response, man presses controls to activate jet engine. Men in earphones men take notes.
Exterior, various shots of students squatting behind wall, they look through hole to see rocket engine in action. Various shots students boarding aeroplane. The plane takes off. Various shots students sitting at instruments inside plane - it has been kitted out as a flying laboratory.
Note: paperwork about two year aeronautical course on file.