Scrapers, bulldozers, steamrollers and tarring machines work day after day from dawn to dusk to finish the lengthened runway at Jerusalem airport at Atarot.
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tarring the surface of the runway (6 shots) terminal in far big.
Surveyors, steamrollers and scripers working on the third layer of soling of the lengthened runway
workers with steamhammers (ZOOM IN) clearing the side of the runway
shoveldozers clear rocks from side of runway, foreman with walkie-talkie in foreground
Truck unloading rocks, terminal in bg
Closer GV of terminal building
Entrance to terminal bldg, car passing
"jerusalem airport" over entrance to terminal bldg
Int. Worker plastering inside wall
Various shots of workers in future passenger lounge
Airport manager's office, view of field (past secretary typing)
Various shots of airport manager Rappaport in his office with dog
Various shots showing finished VIP lounge at Jerusalem airport.
Each Sound take has an announcement for which scene it is meant and each scene is covered incl. atmo inside VIP lounge.
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Background: Scrapers, bulldozers, steamrollers and tarring machines work day after day from dawn to dusk to finish the lengthened runway at Jerusalem airport at Atarot. This airport will play a double-roll, namely taking some of the load off Lod airport, especially with a view to special flights of pilgrims for instance, who might i.e. want to fly directly Rome-Jerusalem but also accommodating intl. flights of short-range planes, used by many European airlines on their hops to and from Israel and serving as an alternate airfield for Lod airport, if the latter is for instance fogged in. Mr. Rappaport, now the Director of Jerusalem airport, used for years to run Lod airfield and knows what he is taking about. He made Jerusalem airport his baby and with loving care supervises every aspect of the work, checking the mix for the third layer of the runway and furnishing the VIP room at the terminal, which is already ready to receive the first guests from abroad. The opening of the field will put Jerusalem on the airline map - with no little attraction to be sure.