• Short Summary

    Aircraft simulator trains pilots on ground.

  • Description

    Crawley, West Sussex.

    GV. Elevated shot of Britannia airliner on runway at airport. CU. Name Britannia on the side of the airliner. SV. Two of the engines starting up as the Britannia prepares for flight. LV. Britannia taking off, it leaves the runway and camera pans with it as it goes away into back view.

    BV. Interior shot from left to right of Captain, Engineer and co-pilot in the simulator cockpit of a Britannia. CU. Captain at the controls giving orders over the intercom. SV. Captain reaches forward to a switch on the control panel and co-pilot at the controls. BV. Captain, engineer and co-pilot at the controls. SCU. Co-pilot decreases the throttle controls. CU. Control panel needles dropping on the dials as the engines are cut. SV. Crew stepping out of the Britannia simulator, & SCU.

    GV. Interior shot factory where the simulators are built. SV. Britannia simulator. SV. Comet Mark IV simulator. SCU. Technicians removing nose panel from a nearly completed Viscount simulator. GV. Elevated shot of technicians assembling parts of the simulator, & SV. SV. Technicians fitting wiring in part of a simulator, camera zooms into close up. SV. Technician operating testing equipment.

    CU. Sign on Britannia simulator lights up reading "In flight". BV. Interior shot of Captain, engineer and co-pilot in Britannia simulator at the start of a training flight. Camera pans to instructor who gets up to speak to the trainees. CU. Co-pilot at the controls giving instructions over intercom. SV. Technician at control panel outside the simulator during the plotting of the airliner's course. Camera pans to another technician who is at the controls of the Britannia simulator. SV. Technician plotting the airliner's course, & CU. SV. Crew at the controls of the simulator.


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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:17:00 / 01:24:56:00

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