• Short Summary

    Airline representatives attend demonstration of new navigating aid perfected in Britain.

  • Description

    Titles read: "LONDON - AIR SAFETY A STAGE NEARER".

    London Airport.

    Aerial view of London Airport. Airline representatives board a BOAC Comet plane on the tarmac to see a demonstration of "a highly accurate navigating aid perfected in Britain" that enables the pilot to keep dead on course at all times. The plane takes off. Air to air shot of the aircraft in flight.

    The people on the plane look at a navigator flight log (graph-making machine) that show the route the pilot is taking.

    Various shots of radio transmitter and machinery at the 'Slave Station' where information is transmitted to the pilot regarding the position of the plane.

    View of the flight log in the cockpit. Air to air shot of the plane banking away.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1567.30
    Media URN:
    58748
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/02/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:04:00 / 01:51:14:00
    Canister:
    59/11

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