Air News - "Princess" Flying Boat 1952

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    Cowes, Isle of Wight.

    GV. "Princess" flying boat / sea plane on slipway and another under construction outside Saunders-Roe hanger (first 7 for super) LV. "Princess" on launching ramp. SV. Contra-rotaing propellors LV. Elevated ten-engined "Princess" about to be launched LV. Two "Princesses" Outside hanger - one with fin and rudder still under construction. MV. Men on scaffolding completing fin and rudder. LV. "Princess" on launching ramp - world's first jet flying boat fighter alongside. Saro A.1. MV. Flying boat fighter alongside "Princess" CU. Block and tackle, pan up to "Princess". slowly moving down ramp. SV. Two types hauling on bar attached to undercarriage. SV. Tail of "Princess" moving towards water. CU. Wheels of undercarriage revolving. SV. "Princess" near end of ramp water lapping around undercarriage. LV. Elevated, people rushing forward to see launching, pan to flying boat near end of ramp. SCU. Mr. F. A. Kappey, signing form 1090 on back of test pilot Geoffrey Tyson. SV. "Princess" with bottom of hull touching water. SV. Wing-tip float coming down. SV. man using wind velocity meter. CU. Geoffrey Tyson. LV. "Princess" at end of ramp.

    (Orig. Neg.) (Title Scene "G")

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    01:13:43:00 / 01:14:46:00
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