The Lasham Gliding Society take off, glide and loop the loop in Hampshire.
M/Ss of four men taking the body of a glider out of a container at a gliding club in Lasham, Hampshire; then lowering the wings onto it and attaching them. M/S and C/U of a man with parachute on his back climbing into another glider and checking the controls; the cockpit cover is put in place over him. M/S of another man in a modern-looking silver glider as a man places the cover over him - this one looks quite small and claustrophobic to me!
M/S of a girl waving an air-traffic control paddle (one of those ping-pong bat things) to signal a glider taking off; M/S of the silver glider being towed down the runway and into the air. M/S of a couple sitting side by side in a yellow glider with 'Air Scouts' written on it, as a man attaches a towing rope to the front. M/S of the small truck they use at this club for towing as the rope is attached to the back of it.
C/U of a man and woman looking up into the sky; M/S of a red glider flying overhead. M/S as the truck starts off, towing the yellow glider which takes off; this one doesn't have a cockpit cover - maybe the couple are wedged in so tight that they can't fall out? M/S of another glider flying. L/S of a glider looping the loop.
M/Ss of another glider taken from the air above it; then another taken from the ground as it swoops in towards us and glides off again. L/S of glider looping the loop. M/S taken from the air of a glider coming in to land. Point of view M/S taken from the front of a glider coming in to land on the airfield - it's a bit of a bumpy landing!
Note: On file is a news article about gliding by Michael Green and a letter from the General Manager of The Lasham Gliding Society about the filming of this story.
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