• Short Summary

    The sonic boom was heard before Twiss started his run over the course
    Ground crew help P. Twiss after his successful attempt breaking the World Speed Record by over 300 mph taking it into four figures for the first time - 1,132 m
    Mr.Robert Lickey.

  • Description

    1.
    M.S. FD2 Needle nose. Pan down.
    0.00


    2.
    M.S. Mr.L.P.Twiss, Pilot - climbing into FD2 cockpit
    0.07


    3.
    MLS Pan from Boscombe Down hangar to F.D.2.
    0.10


    4.
    C.U. Re-heat tailpipe eyelids of Rolls-Royce Avon Engine
    0.19


    5.
    M.S. Peter Twiss in F.D.2. cockpit
    0.24


    6.
    MLS Chocks taken away
    0.27


    7.
    M.S. F.D.2. cockpit with hood down
    0.30


    8.
    L.S. F.D.2. take off
    0.32


    9.
    L.S. Air-air of FD2 WG774 Climbing to altitude
    0.42


    10.
    V.L.S. Air-air FD2 con-trailing
    0.50


    11.
    M.S. Ground camera position at Chichester
    0.58


    12.
    M.C.U. Grp.Capt.Slade & observers at site "Dog" Ford
    1.00


    13.
    VLS Camera site 'charlie' with FD2 con trail
    1.04


    14.
    VLS FD2 air-air con-trail
    1.15


    15.
    M.S. Time keepers and Royal Aero Club observers
    1.19


    16.
    M.S. FD2 hood being opened
    1.21


    17.
    M.C.U. Peter Twiss climbs out of cockpit of MD2
    1.23


    18.
    M.C.U. Pilot congratulated
    1.25


    19.
    C.U. Peter Twiss
    1.28


    20.
    M.S. Posing for official photo
    1.28


    21.
    M.S. Peter Twiss being congratulated
    1.30


    22.
    M.C.U. Peter Twiss being photographed
    1.32


    23.
    L.S. F.D.2 WG774 & entire ground crew team being photographed
    1.39


    24.
    L.S. Air-air of FD2 WG774
    1.46


    25.
    L.S. Air-air BAC 221
    2.00


    26.
    L.S. Air-air BAC 221 (from below)
    2.04


    27.
    L.S. Air-air BAC 221 (zoom on to nose)
    2.08


    28.
    M.S. Air-air Concorde
    2.23




    Initials





    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The sonic boom was heard before Twiss started his run over the course
    Ground crew help P. Twiss after his successful attempt breaking the World Speed Record by over 300 mph taking it into four figures for the first time - 1,132 m
    Mr.Robert Lickey. Fairey Aviation's Chief Engineer congratulates Peter Twiss on his successful attempt
    Pilot - Peter Twiss & Mr. R. Lickey with Maurice Childs (now deceased) pose for an official photo......
    .....yet another photo of this British achievement
    The record breaking FD2 was later to become......
    .....The BAC 221 research aircraft......
    ...... with its Concorde Ogee wing......
    .......For preliminary flight testing.......

    ..... Concorde the worlds first supersonic passenger airliner.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1U8MFBD6WLDPHFNFHEDGTH3S1
    Media URN:
    VLVA1U8MFBD6WLDPHFNFHEDGTH3S1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment