Detail

Title ID 4998Collection ID686
TitleGatwick Swings
Date1967
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fiction
ThemeTransport
KeywordsAircraft Airports Family Ethnic Groups Transport Travel
Location
LocalGatwick
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionEric Taylor
CameraEric Taylor
FormatColour Silent
Duration00:15:50:11
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

This film the airport and airlines at Gatwick with a large range of aircraft types including an experimental Soviet-era helicopter. Holidaymakers are also shown departing and arriving.

Description

The film opens with the title: Gatwick Swings 1967” and a subtitle: “In Winter it can be a dull place”. There are pans across the airfield with planes and signs in view. A boy with binoculars and with a walkie-talkie watches the scene. Various helicopters are seen including the Russian helicopter “CCCP-04102”. Intertitle: “In Spring things begin to HOT UP”. A boy watches through a telescopic viewer. Planes take off and are seen in flight. Interitle: “Summer brings in the visitors”. Further planes are seen in flight. Stewards are shown getting on to plane. Various passengers board planes and disembark.

Stills

a still from 'Gatwick Swings' (1967)