Demonstration of new short S.C.1 jet which takes off vertically and can fly backwards.
Item title reads - Jet flies all ways.
Demonstration of the vertical take off aircraft the Short S.C.1. Bedford, Bedfordshire.
M/S's vertical take off research aircraft on tarmac. C/U sides showing the fuel pipe coming from aircraft. M/S showing jet engine mounted horizontally in the tail for propulsion. M/S four jet engines mounted underneath for the vertical take off. C/U's Lord Douglas of Kirtleside talking to pilot Tom Brooke-Smith. L/S line of engineers. M/S pilot seated in cabin adjusting his helmet. M/S press photographers. L/S aircraft on the tarmac warming up engines. C/U technician wearing ear muffs. M/S as the S.C.1. takes off horizontally. It changes from a vertical lift to horizontal and flies past camera. M/S R.A.F. (Royal Air Force) officials. M/S as it flies past camera and slow down to hover. M/S technicians looking on. M/S S.C.1. now flying backwards, it starts to descend and touches down. M/S of it on tarmac.