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  • Short Summary

    Item showing tests being carried out at RAF Institute of Aviation Medicine. Farnborough.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    Visit to RAF (Royal Air Force) Institute of Aviation Medicine.

    Farnborough, Hampshire.

    Various shots of tests underwater to simulate weightlessness. The man tries to touch target which he sees only in mirror, it is difficult to co-ordinate arm and finger movement when arm is weightless. His instructor takes notes.

    Various shots as 26 seater 112 lb inflatable life raft is inflated in 30 seconds by pulling a cord. MS woman testing life raft.

    Various shots as man fits contact lens with projected light to measure eye movement when watching fast moving objects. CU as he puts lens in. MS sign: RAF Institute of Aviation Medicine, pan to exterior shots of buildings. LS machine representing aspect of a flight situation.

    Various shots watching a man's endurance having to continuously correct aircraft controls. Various shots training a pilot to react well under pressure. Compressed air is fed into an airtight jerkin whilst various reactions are recorded measuring pulse pressures, etc. They are printed out on graph. CU as he has helmet taken off.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:35:00 / 01:49:47:00
    UN 3408 A

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