• Short Summary

    15 year old pilots a plane at Southend Airport.

  • Description

    L/S of an airfield - couple of aircraft in shot. Young boy walks into shot with his father. It is Brian Bishop of Corringham in Essex - he is Britain's youngest pilot (15 years old). The airfield Southend Airport. on Sea (Southend-on-Sea). C/Us of Brian zipping up his flying jacket and putting on his boots. C/U of his father. Brian walks towards his plane and climbs in. The plane is a Auster Autocrat. He isn't allowed to fly solo until he is eighteen. Good C/U of Brian in the cockpit giving the thumbs up sign. L/S of the plane being started up. We see it taxiing along then taking off.

    His father watches his flight. Air to air shots of the aircraft in flight and shots of Brian and instructor Jerry Quinn (sp?) of Southend Flying School in the cockpit. Brian puts the plane into a dive. Narrator observes that flying keeps Brian out of mischief.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    27.15
    Media URN:
    15509
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/03/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:42:00 / 01:36:42:00
    Canister:
    CP 012

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