• Short Summary

    BEA airline pilot flies to London Airport from home in vintage biplane.

  • Description

    Vintage aircraft at Denham, Buckinghamshire and London Airport.

    M/S airline pilot leaving house and saying goodbye to wife. He goes out of garden gate, he waves as he walks past camera. Various shots pilot walking along country road.

    M/S mechanic working on vintage biplane, pilot walks in. The pilot throws cap and gloves into locker and dons flying helmet. M/S mechanic checking engine. M/S pilot climbs aboard biplane and signals to start. M/S mechanic swings propellor. C/U propeller revolving. C/U pilot gives signal to move chocks (blocks under wheels). Various shots plane taking off.

    Panning shot as plane flies past. C/U back view of pilot. Various aerial shots from cockpit, we see aerodrome below. C/U another pilot watching plane land. M/S from plane as it taxis down runway. M/S plane taxiing, Elizabethan (modern aeroplane) in foreground.

    M/S pilot and colleague entering Elizabethan. C/U pilots take up positions in cockpit and check instruments. C/U pilot. C/U complicated dashboard. C/U pilot looking from window and gives signal. C/U cockpit from outside, pilot gives thumbs up. C/U ground crew mechanic giving return signal. Various shots plane taking off.

    Pilot is Captain Ronald Gillman of BEA, Eddie Hewitt is vintage aircraft mechanic.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    New pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:30:00 / 01:32:30:00
    NP 434

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  1. Unknown user says

    Captain R E (Ron) Gillman.

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