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  • Description

    Gatwick Airport, Surrey.

    Demonstration of a new helicopter and road transporter. The helicopter is the Augusta-Bell 45G, a development of the famous Bell helicopters. The pilot is Captain John Crewdson.

    Various shots of the helicopter and C/Us of the pilot. The helicopter takes off and the pilot demonstrates his latest idea for making the helicopter a commercial proposition in Britain - a surface transporter unit. The helicopter is guided onto the back of the transporter. The helicopter has a "goldfish bowl" style canopy which gives all-round viewing for aerial survey work and photography. Improved visibility makes the plane ideal for motion picture camerawork which Captain Crewdson specialises in. One problem was always the cost of flying to and from locations so now he has developed the RAF trailer, a mobile heliport which even has room to take a motor car along as well.

    The Captain drives his car onto the teleporter. Narrator explains how the transporter has been made to fit like a glove. High angle shots of the helicopter on the back of the transporter being driven along to its next destination.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/01/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    1968
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    39.04
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:32:00 / 01:10:25:00
    Canister:
    CP 053
    Sort Number:
    CP 053
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Science & Technology Trade & Industry
    WorkSpaces
    The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II History of the Helicopter Gatwick
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "The helicopter is the Augusta-Bell 45G" - that should read Agusta-Bell 47G.

    "The Captain drives his car onto the teleporter." - surely that should read transporter, this isn't Star Trek, after all!

    The car the captain drives on to the transporter is an Austin A35.

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