• Short Summary

    An English Electric Canberra bomber jet breaks London - New York - London record.

  • Description

    London Airport.

    SV. The English Electric Canberra jet aircraft being towed onto runway at London airport at 7 a.m. SV. Captain John Hackett (left) and the Navigator Peter Moneypenny (right) being interviewed before take off, & side view. SCU. Captain Hackett and Mr Moneypenny. GV. Towards and pan, Canberra jet bomber taking off from London Airport. LV. Interior, airport control room with radio men at their posts. SV. Operator in control tower standing by mass of controls. CU. Controls on panel. SV. Clock at London airport showing the time 9.45. p.m. SV. Pan, Canberra bomber taxiing along on runway returning after flight from New York. CU. Two airmen's wives waving. BV. Plane coming to a halt. CU. Pilot in cockpit. SV. Crowds waving. SV. The pilot, Captain Hackett, walking towards from aircraft accompanied by police, & SV. CU. People waving. SV. Interior of hut, Captain Hackett and Mr Moneypenny being congratulated. CU. Captain Hackett. CU. Mr Moneypenny receiving glass of Champagne, pan to Mr Hackett receiving glass of Champagne, he drinks it. Two Atlantic records - London to New York, New York to London and round trip - all in one day.


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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:38:00 / 01:09:06:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    I was massive shocked to look at this video on my new I pad recently I have not seen Capt John Hackett after my wedding he gave me away in Manchester at 1970 and he came back to visited my home town in Winsford in 1975, that what his last visited up in north I wonder where is he now? I must announced that Capt John Hackett was my step father he married my mother Betty Nora Hackett but ended in divorce. I had good memory of Capt John Hackett was lovely gentlemen when I was little girl.

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