• Short Summary

    Britain shows her latest achievement in the air at Farnborough Air Display.

  • Description

    Farnborough, Hampshire.

    Travel shot along various aircraft on tarmac with crowds around. Travel shot passed a Vulcan bomber. Travel shot passed Victor bomber. SCU. Spectators. SV. Saunders Roe 53 jet fighter, & SCU. GV. Rocket missile section with the English Electric Thunderbird turning round on launching ramp. LV. Bristol rocket motor on stand. SCU. Rear end of the rocket motor. SV. Onlookers. SV. Navy's Sea Slug guided missile. SV. Spectators looking up as the flying display begins. AS. Pan, a formation of Javelin aircraft fly overhead. SV. Panning shot of two Canberra bombers flying low over the airfield, one nearest the camera is fitted with latest type of rocket motor which is working. CU. Small boy looking up. AS. Formation of Hunters looping the loop in tight formation. SV. Spectator looking through telescope. LV. Five Hunters breaking away as the dive towards earth leaving trail of smoke behind them. SV. Panning shot of the Miles "Student" aircraft flying low across the airfield and keels off to starboard. LV. Hunter streaking towards the camera very low over the airfield. SV. Panning shot of the English Electric P1A banking to port as it flies across the airfield. SV. Panning shot of the Saunders Roe 53 jet fighter flying low across airfield, banks to port, to starboard and then into level flight. SV. Spectators looking up. Air to air shot of a Hunter with fire flash mounted under its wing. Air to air shot and close up of the fire flash mounted under wing of the Hunter. Air to air shot of the Avro Vulcan 2, delta bomber. Nearer air to air shot of the cockpit and nose of the Vulcan as it banks to the left and we see the undercarriage of it as it dives away. Air to air shot of the Fairey Delta 2 (official holder of the world air speed record). Two small doors open underneath the fuselage and the nose dropping forward. Pilot of the Delta 2 is Peter Twiss. Air to air shot of the English Electric P1A. Air to air shot of the P1A as it dives away beneath us. Air to air shot of the English Electric Canberras (holder of the world altitude record) fitted with Bristol Olympus engines. Air to air shot, De Havilland bomber piloted by John Cunningham. Air to air shot, Comet 4 banks to port and dives away.

    (Lav. & Neg.) (Title Scene I)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:06:00 / 01:07:21:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    "Travel shot passed a Vulcan bomber." should read Travel shot past an Avro Vulcan.

    "Travel shot passed Victor bomber." should read TRavel shot past a Handley Page Victor B1 bomber.

    "Saunders Roe 53 jet fighter" should read Saunders-Roe S-R.-53 jet fighter.

    "formation of Javelin aircraft" - they're Gloster Javelin FAW7 models.

    "Avro Vulcan 2" should read Avro Vulcan B2.

    "two Canberra bombers" - they're English Electric Canberra B2 models.

    "Formation of Hunters" - they're Hawker Hunters.

    "the Delta 2" should read Fairey Delta 2.

    "Air to air shot, De Havilland bomber piloted by John Cunningham. Air to air shot, Comet 4 banks to port and dives away" - this should be corrected to Air-to-air shots of the de Havilland Comet 3, flown by test pilot John "Cat's Eyes" Cunningham, before the aircraft banks away.

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