• Short Summary

    The Brabazon taxiing along runway, in flight and stationary.

  • Description

    Filton aerodrome, Bristol.

    LS. The Brabazon in flight. MS. Tracking shot with the Brabazon taxiing along runway. MS. The Brabazon taxiing. LS. and MS. Taxiing. (2 shots). MS. Pan from nose to tail of 'plane. MS. Back view of 'plane. LS. Officials and mechanics standing under wings. MS. The 'plane starting to taxi. MS. Spectators through wire fence. MS. The 'plane being towed onto runway. MS. Three-quarter back view 'plane moving along runway. LS. Crowds watching. MS. Test Pilot Arthur Pegg standing by his car. Brabazon in background. CU. Head and shoulders of Pegg. MS. Pegg and others having a drink. MS. Maintenance men and officials standing beneath wing. MS. Two maintenance engineers walking across airfield. SCU. 'Plane taxiing. SCU. Three-quarter front view 'plane taxiing. MS. Back view 'plane turning. CU. Propellors rotating. SCU. Pegg chatting to official. MS. Back view 'plane taxiing. MS. Front half of 'plane with props. rotating. MS. View including props. and tail. LMS. 'Plane with people standing around it. MS. 'Plane with props. rotating. CU. 'Plane taxiing past camera. MS. Slightly elevated shot of 'plane with people around it. MS. 'Plane with engines ticking over. MS. Towards 'plane taxiing. MS. Side view taxiing past. MS. Towards 'plane taxiing. MS. Side view 'plane stationary on airfield. MS. Mechanics checking wheel before flight. MS. Tail of 'plane. SCU. Name - 'Bristol Brabazon 'I' on side of 'plane. LMS. 'Plane in flight. (3 shots). MS. Back view of 'plane rising after take off. MS. 'Plane taxiing in after landing. LS. MS. 'Plane in flight. (4 shots). MS. Towards 'plane coming in to land. SCU. 'Plane taxiing past as it lands. LMS. 'Plane taxiing. MS. 'Plane stationary with people around it. CU. 'Plane taxiing past camera. MS. 'Plane in flight. SCU. 'Plane taxiing past camera. MS. 'Plane in flight. SCU. 'Plane taxiing past camera. SCU. Group of officials standing around chatting. SCU. Man and woman holding dogs up as they look through wire fence. MS. People sitting on roof of barn watching. MS. People sitting on roof of building watching. MS. 'Plane half turns on runway. MS. 'Plane taxiing past. MS. SCU.'Plane taxiing towards. MS.Men standing under nose of 'plane. MS.SCU.'Plane just outside giant hangar. (5 shots). MS.Back view 'plane taking off. MS.Side view 'plane taxiing. LMS.'Plane turning round on runway. LS.Side of airfield with crowds gathered round. MS.Elevated Brabazon in front of hangar with Constellation in front of it. MS.The Brabazon stationary on airfield. CU.The propellors of the Brab. LMS.Test pilot Pegg and his crew standing before mikes underneath wing of 'plane. MS.Inside hangar. Part of 'plane seen and mechanics. MS.Mechanics and officials standing by nose of Brabazon.

    (Comb.Orig.Neg.) (Cuts.49/72)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:10:00 / 01:18:35:00
    UN 2166 A

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    It's by no means certain, but the early scenes of the clip appear to show the initial engine runs of the aircraft which took place in December 1948.

    The later, airborne scenes presumably show the craft's first flight on 4 September 1949.

    Without much doubt, though, the clip's current date range of 1940-49 can be reduced to, say, 1948-49.

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