Title ID 7002Collection ID959
Title[Balloon Flight; Etc.]
Date[ca. 1980s]
CollectionGillings Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionPromotional/Publicity
ThemeFamily Life
KeywordsAircraft Airports Children Canals Family Boats
RegionalEast Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionNeville Gillings and Michael Gillings
CameraNeville Gillings and Michael Gillings
FormatColour Silent
Duration3 min. 54 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A compilation of family, hot air balloon and airport scenes, filmed by Michael Gillings in the 1980s.


0:00:14:04 (7002.1) A hot air balloon passes over the South Downs. 0:00:40:10 (7002.2) At an airfield, a fighter plane takes off from the runway and a cab approaches a large passenger aeroplane. 0:02:15:10 (7002.3) A teenage boy, Neville, the film-maker's son, stands on a canal lock gate above the water as it closes. The family push and pull the balance beam to open the mitre gate. Barges pass along the water towards them. 0:03:06:22 (7002.4) A Northwest Church, an aeroplane takes off from an airport.