• Short Summary

    Scientists test out an automatic landing system for aeroplanes in fog.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Bedford. Fog Won't Stop Future Flying".

    Aerial shot looking down on crowded London Airport. LV Transatlantic airliners on apron. LV Pan, passengers boarding Viscount plane.

    LV Canberra jet on runway at Bedford aerodrome. SV "Blind Landing Experimental Unit" on side of Canberra. CU Magnetic leader cable aerial on nose of Canberra. LV Pan, Canberra taking off.

    SV Int. aerial control room, man adjusting dials. LV Aerial system (looks life fire fence). SV Pan, showing aerials stretched across steel framework. SV Int. glide path control room. Angle shot, glide path aerials. LV Diagram of landing system. SV Pan, pointer follows sequence of landing on diagram.

    SV Int. pilot in cockpit adjusting controls. CU Pilot pressing glide knob button. CU Pilot setting another control. SV Pilot's control column moving on its own, the pilot's hands are free. LV Looking through cockpit window at runway ahead as plane descends. LV Pan, Canberra comes in and makes perfect landing.

    (Rota Lav.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1561.32
    Media URN:
    50137
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1958
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:33:00 / 01:51:10:00
    Canister:
    58/83

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