• Short Summary

    When the Dutch Air Force decided to put on an air show at the Twente Military Airbase, they hoped to stimulate the interest of the Dutch people - especially the young boys.

  • Description

    When the Dutch Air Force decided to put on an air show at the Twente Military Airbase, they hoped to stimulate the interest of the Dutch people - especially the young boys.

    They could not have been more successful. Within a few minutes of the opening of the show, small boys clambering on to, inside, and generally all over every aircraft in sight.

    Guns were swung round and round, alerans were pulled up and down, cockpit covers moved back and forth, and they gazed in wonder at the selection of aircraft on view.

    Finally, it took a breath-taking display of aerobatics by pilots flying American T-33 jet trainers - distinctive by their wing-tip petrol tanks - to drag the boys away from the parked aircraft, and out onto the tarmac.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE6B92E8C7BH8BPZFQ267LRAUF
    Media URN:
    VLVAE6B92E8C7BH8BPZFQ267LRAUF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/08/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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