• Short Summary

    The First Hawker 'Hunter' Mark 6 aircraft of the one hundred for the Swiss Air Force was handed over at Dunsfold aerodrome today and flown by a Swiss pilot.

  • Description

    1.
    SV. PAN to Back View of Hawker Hunter Mark 6. being towed out


    2.
    LV. Pilot out of plane.


    3.
    CU. Swiss marking on plane.


    4.
    SV. Swiss alpine marking on plane.


    5.
    CU. Ditto.


    6.
    SV. Names of plane.


    7.
    LV. HANS HAFLIGER - Pilot with Mr. BILL BEDFORD being briefed.


    8.
    CU. Hafliger and Bedford.


    9.
    SV. Hafliger and Bedford pan to plane.


    10.
    LV. Hafliger and Bedford walking away from plane.


    11.
    SV. Bill Bedford presenting model of the Hunter to Hans Hafliger.


    12.
    LV. Hafliger and Test Pilot LOCKSPEISER up steps to plane for briefing.


    13.
    LV. Tail of plane.


    14.
    SV. Hafliger and Lockspeiser fitting on flying gear.


    15.
    CU. Hafliger and Lockspeiser fitting on flying gear.


    16.
    SV. Hafliger into plane.


    17.
    SV. Hafliger fitting helmet.


    18.
    CU. Hafliger closing cockpit cover.


    19.
    SV. Pan Plane taxing.


    20.
    LV. Pan Plane take off.




    Initials JH/VCW DGI



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The First Hawker 'Hunter' Mark 6 aircraft of the one hundred for the Swiss Air Force was handed over at Dunsfold aerodrome today and flown by a Swiss pilot. He is Hans Hafliger, test pilot of the Service Technique Militaire, Switzerland. The Swiss pilot was shown over the controls and 'Briefed' before his first flight, by Mr. A. W. 'Bill' Bedford, Hawker's chief test pilot. Then, Mr. Hafliger taxied away and took off for a trial run which included several 'touch-downs' he expressed his satisfaction with the handling of this supersonic single-seater fighter of the latest type.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5I8PYSOTJ7AAJWLO3O9H2UU3E
    Media URN:
    VLVA5I8PYSOTJ7AAJWLO3O9H2UU3E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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