• Short Summary

    Pathe cameraman Ced Baynes pioneers world's first passenger jet air service.

  • Description

    London Airport. Alps, France: Corsica: Rome, Italy : Lake Victoria, Entebbe; Victoria Falls, Africa; Livingstone, Johannesburg, South Africa.

    B.O.A.C. comet flies first jet passenger return trip from London to Johannesburg.

    LV. Comet standing at dispersal point. SCU. Name "Comet." SV. Nose of (BOAC British Overseas Airways Corporation) Aircraft. SV. Pan, Ced Baynes going aboard, followed by other passengers. CU. Pilot of aircraft. LV. Pan, comet taking off. CU. Co-pilot, throttle forward. LV. Comet climbing through cloud. SV. Air to air comet in flight. SV. Air to Air, comet in flight. SV. Ced Baynes writing dope sheet GV. Aerial, passing over cloud-covered Alps. CU. Ced Baynes looking from window. Nearer Air shot of the Alps & Matterhorn. SV. Capt. Philip Brentnall points out route to two passengers GV. Aerial, passing Corsica. SV. Comet in flight. S.V. Back view, pilot and co-pilot in cockpit & Radio operator at work. Air shot - Rome. LV. Comet being serviced on Rome airport. CU. 4-wheeled undercarriage. & CU. Mechanic climbing inside jet intake for inspection. MV. Horse-buggies, lined up along kerb, pan up to Dome of Church. GV. Coliseum. Interior Coliseum. SV. Comet on airport. (Lib.) SV. Italian mechanics putting on ear-pads. FCU. Jet intake. S.V. Ground racing past as Comet takes off. CU. Co-pilot. Sv. Comet in flight. GV. Interior, passengers seated in air- craft. SCU. Navigator using dividers on chart, FCU. Navigator CU. Dividers being measured on scale. GV. Fleecy clouds, over jungle. SV. Ced Baynes shooting from window and writing dope sheet. GV. Aerial jungle. GV. Lake Victoria. CU. Co-pilot pan down to hands on throttles. GV. Entebbe aerodrome as Comet lands. SV. Hands on throttle. GV. Exterior, control tower of Entebbe, Uganda. MV. Comet standing at dispersal in rain. SV. Native standing by fuel bowser. SV. Natives fixing Fuel pipe to wing. LV. Comet in flight. & SV. SV. Stewardess serving meal. CU. Meal CU. Man eating.

    Navigator looking at charts. Passengers in plane. S.V. Baynes shooting through window. Aerial view, Victoria Falls. Aerial view, Victoria Falls showing spray. SV. Pilot and co-pilot in cockpit. Nearer shot, spray from falls. CU. Engineer.

    LV. From aircraft, bats guiding aircraft to dispersal at Livingstone. SV. Livingstone fuel bowser, pan to L.V. B.O.A.C. (BOAC British Overseas Airways Corporation) Comet. CU. Spray from falls. SV. Notice "To Devil's Cataract and Rain Forest" pan to B.V. people walking along path. SV. Native vendor polishing wooden animals. SCU. Pan, wooden animals. LV. Victoria Falls. SV. Livingstone Statue. SV. Pan, frothing waters as they pass over falls. LV. Comet in flight. SV. Back view, pilots in cabin. SV. Comet in flight. GV. Aerial Johannesburg. SV. Gold fields around Johannesburg SV. Baynes shooting through window. LV. Aerial, Comet landing on Johannesburg runway. SV. Comet taxiing in. SV. Hands on throttles. SV. Baynes alighting from A/c. LV. From under aircraft, comet on airfield. SCU. Nose of Comet.

    (Quite scratched film)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:17:00 / 01:54:40:00

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