• Short Summary

    An item about the tiny airport at Land's End in Cornwall.

  • Description

    London Airport and St. Just, Cornwall.

    L/S of a plane taxiing on the runway at London airport. L/S looking across the tarmac at the control tower. Panning shot of passengers walking towards the steps to a passenger plane.

    M/S of concrete post, panning shot along the wire fence to show remote field - Land's End Airport. M/S of the terminal - a shack with 'Land's End' painted on the roof. C/U of a sign reading, 'Ministry of Aviation, Land's End (St. Just), Aerodrome'. M/S of a signpost pointing to different parts of the airport. M/S of a tarmac square with a red and yellow flag flying at one corner - a simple device for directing pilots using wind direction. M/S of a man in uniform painting the tarmac white. M/S of a white 'T' shape on the tarmac. M/S of control office. Interior. M/S of the control officer sitting at his desk talking on the telephone. C/U of the control officer at work.

    High angle shot of a D.H. Rapide aeroplane on the runway with B.E.A painted on the wings. Various shots of different parts of the plane. C/U of a tail fin painted with the 'Royal Mail' sign. M/S of an engineer inspecting the engine of a plane. M/S of some passengers leaving the waiting room. M/S of the passengers boarding the plane going to the Scilly Isles. M/S of a Union Jack flag flying. C/U of the pilot - Captain Boyd - signalling from his cockpit. M/S from inside the cockpit of the pilot signalling. C/U of the control officer on the telephone. Panning shot of the plane taking off. M/S of the passengers inside the plane. M/S of the wing during take off. M/S of the wing as it flies over the sea. L/S of the airborne plane. Aerial view of the wing as the plane passes over a small island. M/S of the passengers. Aerial view of the coast of Cornwall.

    Cuts exist - please see separate record.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:08:00 / 01:04:25:00
    CP 387

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