• Short Summary

    The De Havilland Comet is shown off to European destinations - we also see it being made.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Comet Makes Aviation History".

    The De Havilland Comet is shown off to European destinations - we also see it being made.

    VS of De Havilland Comet on show at air show. Shots of plane flying and people watching.

    VS of the plane at Ciampino Airfield, Rome, Italy. CU officials, including Sir Victor Mallet walking to plane to greet crew. VS of crew including John 'Cats Eyes' Cunningham, famous test pilot. VS Italians inspect the plane.

    LV Pan Comet landing at Copenhagen airport, Denmark. MV Pan Comet taxing. Name - 'BOAC Speedbird and De Havilland Comet' on side of 'plane. MV Cunningham surrounded by officials. MV Mechanic inspecting air intakes on jet. MV Nose of Comet.

    LV Pan copy of the first Danish 'plane - 1909, landing. MV Pilot standing by model which is alongside a Scandinavian Viking. CU 1909 engine. CU Pilot holding handlebar controls. He moves hand to touch another lever.

    LV interior Comet factory at Hatfield, Hertfordshire showing 'planes on assembly lines. MV Comet. CU Air intake on jet. Man at work on it. GV Men at work on 'plane, rivetting, etc. SV Men rivetting. CU Rivetting. CU Men rivetting on another part of fuselage. LV Interior, showing 'planes on assembly lines. SV Comet pan to another comet. CU Undercarriage descending. CU Man revolving wheel. MV Comet taxiing. LV Pan take-off.

    (Orig.Neg. & F.G.) Selected Originals exist for this item - see other records.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1462.05
    Media URN:
    47665
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/04/1950
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:03:00 / 01:07:26:00
    Canister:
    50/29

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