Item showing open day at Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment. Boscombe Down, Wiltshire.
Item title reads - Open day at Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment. Boscombe Down, Wiltshire.
M/S plane, various shots of the plane. M/S pilot. C/U sign 'The Million-Air' painted on side of plane. C/U front of the heat generator, which is in operation, showing vaporised water being blown in front of the jet of air. M/S and C/U engineer as he checks the temperature on thermometer which is hanging beside the aircraft. M/S and C/U another engineer on top of fuselage of aircraft. M/S and C/U men behind glass panel. M/S as another man takes readings from dial. C/U dial.
Exterior M/S mock-up of an aircraft in front of blower, pan to the blower which is mounted in scaffolding. M/S engineer fixing a tie line on canopy. M/S blower which is pointed towards aircraft mock-up. M/S aircraft. M/S as the canopy is blown off, but is held by the tie line. C/U cockpit after canopy has been blown off, pan to canopy which is hanging in the air. M/S pan of a Canberra speeding down the runway. The ejection seat operates throwing a dummy into the air. The parachute opens and dummy hits the ground.