• Short Summary

    De Havilland hand over a Comet IV jet airliner to the British Overseas Airways Company.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "London Airport. Atlantic Comet Joins BOAC"

    London Airport.

    Air to air shot, Comet IV airliner in flight.

    GV Comet IV in hangar at London Airport for handing over ceremony. CU Name "Comet IV" on nose of aircraft. GV VIP's disembarking from plane in hangar. SV Test pilot John 'Cat's Eyes' Cunningham disembarking. GV Crowds watching. SV Sir Geoffrey de Havilland about to hand over papers to BOAC (British Overseas Airways Company) Chairman Sir Gerard D'Erlanger. GV Ceremony in progress. CU Mechanics watching. SV Sir Geoffrey De Havilland addressing VIP's from rostrum, he hand papers to Sir Gerard D'Erlanger. SV People applauding.

    SV Comet IV on tarmac at London Airport. SV Ditto, pan to silencers in jet in-take.

    LV Int. Passengers seated and being waited on by stewardess. SV Pan, Comet IV taking off. SV Pilot at controls. SV Int. Champagne being served to passengers.

    GV Air-to-air Comet IV in flight. CU Ditto. GV Air to air Comet IV in flight.

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  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1561.15
    Media URN:
    50120
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1958
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:38:00 / 01:19:47:00
    Canister:
    58/79

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