• Short Summary

    Latest Decca device becomes a big aid to air safety.

  • Description

    Heathrow & Biggin Hill, London.

    GV. Pan, London Heathrow airport. GV. Looking out over runways. GV. Pan, flags of the various airline companies. SV. British European Airways aircraft. CU. Tail of plane which reads "SAS" SV. Plane with sign reading "Skyways of London". CU. Statue of Alcock and Brown. GV. Jet aircraft taking off. GV. Boeing 707 taking off. GV. The control tower.

    GV. Pan, light aircraft taking off from Biggin Hill airport to demonstrate automatic navigation. They are using a new Decca device which improves the air safety. SV. Inside the aircraft looking over pilot and co-pilot's shoulders at the route chart. CU. The route chart where the course is being plotted. CU. Pilot, pan to route chart. CU. Course being plotted. GV. Mast at Biggin Hill. SV. Inside control tower where another route chart is operating. SCU. The course of the aircraft being plotted on the chart. CU. The course being plotted. CU. Pilot. SCU. Route chart showing the return course being plotted. GV. From aircraft, as it approaches runway. CU. Wheels touching down on runway. GV. The aircraft landing.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:24:00 / 01:12:52:00

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