Squadron-Leader Swain attempts to fly higher than anyone in his aeroplane with the aid of a special suit.
Item title read - World altitude record- RAF (Royal Air Force) pilot's exploit.
M/S of Squadron-Leader Swain being helped into a special rubber, airtight suit which will enable him to fly higher in an aeroplane than anyone has done before. M/S of the oxygen pipe being attached to the helmet, the camera pans across to the canister. M/S of the aeroplane, built by Bristol Company. He gets in and taxis off. M/S as he takes off, various shots as he ascends. M/S as he lands afterwards. He gets out of the aeroplane and is helped out of his suit and helmet, M/S as he smoothes his hair down.
Note: Squadron-Leader Swain describes his experiences in item entitled - 'Altitude Record' in 36/80 on *PM0889*.