• Short Summary

    The huge Bristol Brabazon airliner takes to the skies about Filton Airfield.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "130 - Ton Colossus Takes The Air".

    Filton airfield, Bristol, Avon.

    MV Brabazon on airfield. SV Pan Bristol Brabazon aircraft. SV Engines and wing. SV Tail unit. CU Bill Pegg with two other men. SV Engine showing contra- rotating props. SV Engineer examining nose wheel. SV Pan Test Pilot William Pegg and engineers walking towards Brabazon. CU Brabazon showing name. SV Bill Pegg climbs ladder and enters aircraft. MV Brabazon on end of runway. MV Bill Pegg looking from cockpit window. SV No 1 engine being revved up. MV No 1 engine going. No 2 engine being started. MV Bill Pegg at window. SV Brabazon taxiing out. Pan SV Types looking on. MV Brabazon starts West-East taxi test down runway. MV People looking through wire fence. MV Travel shot Brabazon taxiing down runway. LV Crowd sitting on roof top watching. MV Towards Brabazon taxiing down runway. SV Pan nose of aircraft as it taxis down runway. LV Towards and pan Brabazon taxiing down runway. Front wheel lifts then undercarriage. Aircraft climbs steadily away. MV Back view aircraft climbing away from runway. LV People sitting on rooftop watching. LV Brabazon in flight. Side view. MV Side view Brabazon in flight. LV Three-quarter view Brabazon on final approach. LV Brabazon over runway. Touches down and taxis along runway, past fire wagon. MV Brabazon moving slowly along runway.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:50:00 / 01:16:06:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    The flight shown here took place on 4th September 1949.

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