Detail

Title ID 1431Collection ID275
TitleDaily Express Air Pageant at Gatwick
DateJuly 1949
CollectionH A Voss
Genre/TypeAmateurNon-fiction
ThemeTransport
KeywordsAircraft Airports Armed Forces Entertainment Pageants
Location
LocalGatwick
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionH A Voss
CameraH A Voss
Format16mm Colour Silent
Duration8 min. 10 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

This film opens with footage of aerobatics demonstrations, including one by the American champion, Betty Skelton, before flyovers by two new aeroplanes, the Candair Argonaut and the Boeing Stratocruiser, amongst other aircraft including a helicopter and a biplane. The final demonstration is of a simulated attack by Meteor 4 fighter jets upon an enemy radar post, featuring paratroops.