• Short Summary

    PRINCE PHILIP, WHO DEPARTS ON A SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR FEB 5, WILL FLY 20,000 MILES OVER SOME OF THE MOST HAZARDOUS ROUTES IN THE WORLD IN A DART "HERALD" JET-PROP AIRLINER.

  • Description

    1.
    GV INT..STARBOARD SIDE OF DART "HERALD" IN HANGAR
    0.09

    2.
    SV MAN CHECKS LONG RANGE FUEL TANK UNDER WING
    0.15

    3.
    GV MAN ENTERS DOOR INTO HERALD
    0.19

    4.
    SV INT..COCKPIT WITH CONTROLS
    0.27

    5.
    SV PAN..DITTO
    32

    6.
    LV MAN FITTING CARPETS, ANOTHER MAN CHECKS PRIVATE TELEPHONE
    0.45

    7.
    SV DITTO
    0.50

    8.
    LV STAFF CABIN
    0.54

    9.
    SV CABLE ALONGSIDE PORTHOLE
    0.58

    10.
    GV STAFF CABIN
    1.02

    11.
    SV PRIVATE COMPARTMENT WITH COUCH CONVERTIBLE INTO BED
    1.07

    12.
    SCU ROYAL CREST INSIDE CABIN DOOR
    1.11

    13.
    GV PORTSIDE OF DART HERALD
    1.19

    14.
    AIR V..DART HERALD IN FLIGHT
    1.25



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: PRINCE PHILIP, WHO DEPARTS ON A SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR FEB 5, WILL FLY 20,000 MILES OVER SOME OF THE MOST HAZARDOUS ROUTES IN THE WORLD IN A DART "HERALD" JET-PROP AIRLINER.RECENT FILM SHOWS TECHNICIANS OF THE HANDLEY-PAGE AIRCRAFT COMPANY COMPLETING MODIFICATIONS TO THE AIRCRAFT IN A HANGAR AT WOODLEY AIRFIELD IN READING, UK.

    THE "HERALD", WHICH NORMALLY CARRIES A COMPLEMENT OF 50 PASSENGERS, WAS BEING SPECIALLY FITTED TO PROVIDE PRINCE PHILIP WITH A FOLDING WRITING TABLE, PRIVATE TELEPHONE DIRECT TO CREW, COUCH (CONVERTIBLE INTO BED), CARPETING AND OTHER FURNISHINGS.SPECIAL LONG-RANGE FUEL TANKS WERE ATTACHED UNDER THE WINGS.

    AN EXPERIENCED PILOT, PRINCE PHILIP HAS ALREADY BEEN AT THE CONTROLS OF THE JET AIRCRAFT DURING A 25-HOUR COURSE UNDER THE COMPANY'S CHIEF TEST PILOT.FIVE BRITISH EUROPEAN AIRCRAFT PILOTS WILL SHARE FLYING DUTIES ON THE TOUR.

    BRITISH GUIANA IS HIS FIRST STOP ON FEB 7.FROM THERE HE WILL GO TO VENEZUELA; COLOMBIA; ECUADOR; PERU; BOLIVIA; CHILE; PARAGUAY; URUGUAY; BRAZIL AND THE ARGENTINE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADTP2QZYWKGBT8PVS1Z1XKBNDO
    Media URN:
    VLVADTP2QZYWKGBT8PVS1Z1XKBNDO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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