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  • Short Summary

    Shooting Star jet aircraft at record flight from California to New York.

  • Description

    California & New York, United States of America (USA).

    Various shots of the Lockheed "Shooting Star" P 80 jet aircraft taking off, in the air and on the ground. Pilot leaving the plane after record flight, crowd around the plane. The Shooting star flew from California to New York in record time of 4 hours 13 minutes 26 seconds.

    Date found in the old file 01/02/1946.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:36:00 / 01:11:23:00
    UN 1333 D

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    Reducing this clip's current date range, the speed record reported here took place on 26 January 1946.

    "Pilot leaving the plane" - that's Colonel William Councill.

  2. jamied says

    Seen climbing from another Shooting Star at 00:46 is Captain Martin Smith, who partnered Councill on the record-breaking flight, but who recorded a slower time due to refuelling stops.

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