Title Details

Fighter Base

Air training procedures at the fighter plane base at Williamtown in New South Wales.
Year : 1961 | Total Duration : 15 Minutes | Producer : R J Edwards
Director : Loch Townsend |
Opening titles. CU radars. Ground to air shots three jets in sky. Jets landing. Men onto larger aircraft, taxiing. VS aircraft on runway. Vampire 76th Fighter Squadron. Air to air shots during maneuvers. Ground to air shots. Parachute training, paratroops. Sabre Conversion Unit, pilots trained, fitted into G-Suit. Simulator. Man in control room. CU pilot's face, dials, instructor giving instructions.
Access No. 124968 | 6 mins 58 secs | 1960s | Williamtown, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Sabre Conversion Unit - trainee pilot in Sabre aircraft, instructor standing outside cockpit riding outside plane as it taxis. Ground crews working on preparations to aircraft. Trainee pilot taking off with instructor in another aircraft following. Air to air shots, POV during roll. Pilots into hut for briefing.
Access No. 124976 | 2 mins 52 secs | 1960s | Williamtown, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Vampire 76th Fighter Squadron. Commanders attend briefing. Aircraft prepared by ground crews, weapons loaded, bombs and bullets in magazine. Pilots into cockpits. Paratroops. Take off. Commanders watch. VS from ground, air and POV inside cockpit. Explosions off coast in sea. Paratroops jump out, POV aircraft and from ground. Missiles, bombs drop. Explosions. Parachutes on sand. Aircraft fly in formation, VS from ground and POV aircraft. Aerial Williamtown base.
Access No. 124977 | 4 mins 35 secs | 1960s | Williamtown, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |