• Short Summary

    A group of four civilian pilots is currently thrilling crowds in England with displays of precision and aerobatic flying.

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    A group of four civilian pilots is currently thrilling crowds in England with displays of precision and aerobatic flying. The men got together in 1970, more or less to kill time. Then as they got better, and with financial help form the cigarette firm Rothmans, they decided to expand their flying horizons and began putting on shows throughout the country.

    They fly Pitts Specials -- bi-planes, which look as if they would be more at home in World War One than over the English countryside in 1974. The aircraft, however, are recognised as the world's greatest aerobetic machines by team leader Manx Kelly who flew Meteors and Hunters for the Royal Air Force. The way the pilots throw their aircraft around the sky his boast would seem far form idle. The pilots operate form Booker Airfield in Buckinghamshrie. They'll reach the peak of their success when they take part in the International Air Show at Biggin Hill next month.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA59TG0A3MT38AUPQHSE4D1HHN2
    Media URN:
    VLVA59TG0A3MT38AUPQHSE4D1HHN2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/04/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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