• Short Summary

    A new mobile suction machine dries up flooded tarmacs and makes air landings safer.

  • Description

    Weybridge, Surrey.

    GV. Aircraft being wheeled out onto rain soaked runway. SV. Aircraft standing on runway. GV. Aircraft taking off - we can see the water thrown up by its wheels as it speeds up runway. SV. Water being sprayed on aerodrome for demonstration of dryer. SCU. Man starting small petrol engine on dryer, pan to close-up shot of engine. Man operates lever to start vacuum suction mechanism. SV. Dryer in action, its name is 'Aeroduck'. CU. Dried path, dryer has passed. SCU. Dryer in action, & SCU. SCV. Man unscrews plug and empties tank of dryer.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    541.24
    Media URN:
    31058
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    05/09/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:25:00 / 01:28:25:00
    Canister:
    55/71

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