Title Details

Pin Point

Thanks to the early pioneers of aviation, it is now possible to fly from Vancouver to Sydney with various stops on the way.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 54 | Year : 1952 | Total Duration : 11 Minutes | Producer : Jack S Allan
CU birds soaring in sky. US Airforce jet plane. Aviation archival footage of Bill Hart and Charles Kingsford Smith. Aircraft factory. Production of passenger aircraft. At Vancouver International Airport, crew in office. Map of route from Vancouver to Sydney. Plane flying. Interior ground signal base. Men operating radios. Pilots receive weather reports.
Access No. 43300 | 2 mins 39 secs | 1950s | Vancouver, Canada | © NFSA | B&W |
Aerial of San Francisco. Interior of plane. Passengers receiving drinks. Captain talks with passenger. Takes him into cock pit and shown instrument panel. Navigator takes sun reading through instrument dome. Plotting on map. Aerial of Diamond Head, Honolulu, inactive volcano. Cockpit view of aircraft landing. Passengers off plane on to tarmac.
Access No. 123625 | 2 mins 9 secs | 1950s | San Francisco, USA; Honolulu, Hawaii | © NFSA | B&W |
VS Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, surfboat. Aircraft taking off at night. Inside cockpit. People lying down sleeping in cabin. Navigator, radio operator. Aerial Canton Island, aircraft landing. Radar. Above aircraft flying over sea. Mapping charts. Passengers in cabin. Aerials ocean and Nadi Airport, Fiji. VS around island. Women and children crafts. Men making kava. Cockpit gauges. Aerial Sydney.
Access No. 123626 | 4 mins 21 secs | 1950s | Fiji, Honolulu, Hawaii, Sydney, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |