• Short Summary

    A visit to the Biggin Hill Air Show including a trip with the Red Arrows.

  • Description

    Biggin Hill, Kent.

    Ground to air shot of a parachutist with orange flare coming to land. Various shots of parachutists landing safely and running or gathering the chute as they land. M/S sign British Sky Diving, a child tries on a helmet. A biplane, replica of the Wright Brothers aircraft, flies above the crowds at the air show. A stunt
    aircraft spins and loops. A helicopter flies over the crowd and performs a steep turn. There is a brief shot of a small yellow plane crashing - quite spectacular - and the commentary tells us that the pilot escaped with just a few cuts (01:38:20).

    There are various shots of planes, including a Hurricane and a Lancaster, spectators at the show, and a huge hangar with various aircraft nearby, with people of all ages looking about. This is followed by a sequence about gliders - a glider is pulled into the air, a man gets into an orange glider, and a yellow glider takes off. Ground crew wave him away. Point of view shot from the glider, including the controls, with a view over the fields below. People crowd round on the ground. M/S man with a camera. There are good shots of a glider as it lands, including point of view shots (01:41:18).

    Finally there is a sequence showing the Red Arrows, with point of view shots from one aircraft, as they let smoke trails go. They are trained by the Royal Air Force's Central Flying School to perform amazing aerial displays with their Gnat aircraft. There are some great shots as they loop and spin, flying in formation, with point of view shots, where the altimeter is in vision, air to air and ground to air shots of their terrific display.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:31:00 / 01:43:29:00
    CP 551

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