Film about gliding. Great shots of "green and pleasant land" - not for those with fear of heights!
Surrey Gliding Club, Lasham Airfield, Hampshire.
M/S of a man removing a parachute from a red glider. M/S of the man putting the parachute on with the help of another man in mechanic's clothes. C/U shot of the man's face as he adjusts the belt of the parachute. M/S of the man stepping inside the glider and sitting down. Mechanic approaches to fit the roof on.
In Surrey Gliding club as well as many others, voiceover says, gliding is becoming increasingly popular sport attracting many beginners to fly in these beautifully designed sail planes.
L/S of the glider taking off. It rises with the help of "a winch which pulls the machine up like a kite at the end of a cable, to about a thousand feet". Several shots (most of them long shots) of the glider flying. Great bird's eye view shots of the fields beyond. Voiceover talks about history of gliding.
L/S of a yellow glider landing smoothly. Cut to a frontal shot of the red glider (one from the beginning of the film) as it decreases height in an attempt to land. The glider swoops over the camera.