German Defence Minister Theodor Blank presents wings to the new Luftwaffe's fist jet pilots.
Fuerstenfeldbruck, Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany).
GV. Aerodrome at Fuestenfeldbruck. SV. German officers standing, saluting. SV. Back view as Minister of Defence Theodor Blank stands in front of group of German officers with diploma in his hands. CU. Diploma showing airforce wings over top. SV. German officer is handed his wings and the diploma. SCU. Theodor Blank hands another diploma to another pilot. CU. Three German officers saluting. SV. Ground crew start to tear off paper stuck to jet plane. SV. Man stripping paper of wing showing the iron cross. SV. The paper is torn off fuselage showing the iron cross very clearly. CU. Rear of plane showing jet funnel. SCU. Pilots settling down into cockpit. SV. Pilots sitting in their cockpit in one plane and ground crew do the final touches. CU. German officer looking on. SV. The jet starts to taxi along aerodrome. LV. Crowd of people gathering on and around an American plane watching the display. LV. Four of the German jets fly over in formation doing a roll. SV. Theodor Blank, with German officers. LV. & Past, four jets in formation flying from left to right. CU. Theodor Blank. LV. Four jets climb leaving vapour trails and then shooting off in different directions making very pretty picture.
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