Title Details

Would You Like to Fly?

How a trainee pilot learns to fly
Year : 1954 | Total Duration : 11 Minutes | Producer : John Kingsford Smith
Director : John Kingsford Smith |
LS track of aeroplane doing aerobatics in sky, tilt to people on ground. Woman mock fainting. VS flying school, biplanes, man winding propellor on front of plane, GS biplane taking off. VS classroom, instructor pointing to wing drawn on blackboard, explanation. Demonstrations with model then CUs in cockpit. VS plane operation. Pupil and instructor taking off in propellor plane, GS windsock, control tower. VS using controls and flight, air-to-air shots of plane over countryside. Tilts to plane flying and aerobatics, camera showing slow roll, loop and spin POV from plane. VS plane landing. Group studying at table, CU typed questions. GS large passenger aircraft on tarmac being loaded and boarded. Captain putting head out cockpit window, pilots boarding airforce plane. VS test pilot Black Jack Walker boarding De Havilland plane and taking flight. Trainee pilot taking off and away from camera.
Access No. 148243 | 9 mins 30 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |