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  1. Focus on Aircraft Production

    Date released
    6 Jan 1958
    Series name
    Pathe News
    Issue no
    58/2
    NoS ID
    108001
    Story no
    5 / 5
    Extras
    1 film clip, 1 commentary sheet, 1 shot list

    Yet another promising aircraft scrapped - what’s the trouble in Britain’s aircraft industry? Is the industry or the government to blame? Is the problem technical or economic? Pathe News investigates the...

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  2. Wings: The Jet Age (1987 Video)

    Producer
    Peter Bucknall
    Subject
    Engineering
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 54 min.

    Traces the history of manned flight from the earliest attempts to the modern supersonic jet aircraft, concentrating on the jet aircraft, which became operational by 1945. Follows the rapid development in...

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  3. Midsummer’s Nightmare, A (2004 Television)

    Series
    Lexx
    Director
    Paul Donovan (2); Chris Bould
    Producer
    Paul Donovan (2); David Marlow

    Science fiction television series that follows the adventures of a group of mismatched fugitives from the Lexx, a living, insect-shaped aircraft. This episode is loosely based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer...

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  4. British aircraft inspector following American air tragedy (1979)

    Genre
    Interview

    Unidentified male aircraft inspector, inspecting British DC10 aircraft following a fatal accident at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The accident, which involved an American Airlines DC10,...

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  5. 50th Anniversary of Miles aircraft - 29 March [1975-1986]

    Today marked the fiftieth anniversary of the maiden flight of the Miles Haw, a two-seater aeroplane designed by the late F. G. Miles. To celebrate, a group of former pilots and workers from the Miles...

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  6. David Samuelson (1924-2015)

    Date
    2 Nov 2015, 13:32
    Author
    Linda
    Post Type
    Post

    David Samuelson, one of the few surviving British newsreel cameramen, passed away on 28th October at the age of 91. He joined British Movietone News as a projectionist in 1941 progressing through the cutting...

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  7. Fly-By-Wire (1989 Video)

    Producer
    Ben Shephard
    Subject
    Engineering; Technology
    Distribution
    out of distribution, Videocassette. VHS. Betamax. col. 52 min.

    Advances in aviation technology give computers a central role in the control of modern jet aircraft. For many years military aircraft have incorporated fly-by-wire technology. The first fly-by-wire civil...

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  8. Riding on Air (1982 Video)

    Subject
    Engineering
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 30 min., 2000 sale: £65.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Looks at resemblances between a gannet and a Tornado aircraft - both are designed to kill and both have variable geometry wings. Examines the full extent of similarities between birds and aircraft.

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  9. Aircraft Production Techniques and Processes (1977 Video)

    Director
    Trevor A Scott
    Producer
    Trevor A Scott
    Subject
    Engineering
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. U-matic, VHS. b&w. 21 min.

    Follows the various production techniques of the wings of the BAC 111 aircraft, and details the functions of each component in the structure. Shot mainly at the BAC factories at Weybridge and Hurn, the...

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  10. Air Crash Investigation and Escape (2006)

    Subject
    Aviation; Engineering
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 99 minutes), £14.99

    For decades Britain led the world in aviation technology, thanks largely to the work of the Royal Aircraft Establishment with centres at Farnborough, Bedford and throughout the UK. These rare and often...

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