Title ID 7315Collection ID946
Title[Air Displays; Agricultural Show]
Date[ca. 1980]
CollectionDavid R. Durant Films
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionAlbum/Journal
ThemeTransport Rural Life
KeywordsAircraft Accidents Animals Farming Rural Areas
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionDavid R. Durant
CameraDavid R. Durant
FormatColour Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This film shows a series of aircraft taking part in an air display and scenes from an agricultural show with a ploughing contest and several light aircraft. The film closes with a demonstration from the RAF Red Arrows display team.


This compilation shows a series of aircraft for an air display that includes a No. 53 Operational Training Unit RAF Supermarine Spitfire marked "QG-A" taking off from a runway and in flight.

The film cuts to a team of strong horses ploughing a field with a manual plough for an Agricultural Show (?); a small yellow aircraft "G-SAAS" (Ayres S2R-T34 Turbo Thrush) engages in a hard takeoff and landing in a field; two men attempt to build a tall stack of straw bails in a field surround by spectators, followed by a sequence of slow motion shots of the tower collapsing with the man on top falling to the ground.

The film closes with an air show sequence of the RAF Red Arrow display team demonstrating the full 9 V-formation and the Wineglass 1 formation with white smoke.


[Air Displays; Agricultural Show] (1980)