Good footage of Pan Am planes under construction, and passengers on board during flights.
Titles read: 'Pan Am Presents - Giant Of The Skies'.
Various locations of events.
Pan Am 747 jet plane being pulled out of aircraft hangar at Boeing factory in Seattle, United States of America. Mechanics make final adjustments. Little boy standing with his mother looks on, holding a model jet plane. Several shots of large American cars being driven under the plane, to show how massive it is. A large lorry or truck is driven underneath the wing of the plane. Aerial shot of plane with vehicles parked near it.
Several shots inside Boeing factory hangar showing planes under construction. Head on M/S of plane taking off from runway. Plane in flight; zoom in to 'Pan Am' lettering on nose of plane. C/Us of map and drawings showing artist's impression of Terminal 3 with new pier at London (Heathrow) Airport and new hangars. Shots of new hangar under construction; man looking through theodolite. Men at work on the building site. Cranes moving round. Flyover under construction near the airport.
General view of board advertising 'Excelsior Hotel Extension' being built. Model of the new hotel - very modern (1960s) design. London Airport terminal buildings. Large crowd of people (journalists?) waiting to board 747 plane on tarmac. People looking on in awe. Plane taxiing and taking off. High angle view of Orly Airport in Paris. People walking along inside airport. Luggage being sorted on moving conveyor belt and on carousel. Customs signs. 747 landing and taxiing at Orly. Passengers in airport hall and boarding plane through tunnel. Interior shot of passengers inside plane. Plane flying overhead. Pilots at controls. People on board drinking wine and eating nibbles - must be celebration of first flight. Plane in flight. Passengers sitting in their seats, chatting. Stewardess walks by. Catering staff preparing food and serving it to customers. General view of air hostesses serving food while passengers walk up spiral staircase between floors - great footage. Plane coming in to land at Kennedy Airport, New York and taxiing on tarmac.
End titles: 'An Associated British Pathe Production In Association With Film Services, London, Ltd. MCMLCIX. Pan Am.'