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Chopper, The

Synopsis
Traces the evolution of the helicopter over a period of nearly 50 years, using rare archive footage of early pioneering flights. Shows the first practical helicoptor, the German Focke Achgelis 61, first used in 1963, its test flights and comments frof its woman pilot Hanna Reitsch. Traces USA development in companies including Sikorsky, Bell and Hughes. Recent developments include the use of jet propulsion, the introduction of small wings to aid live and increase speed, and rotors that tilt forward to the vertical to become normal propellers in flight.
Series
Horizon, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 50 min.
Year of production
1982
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: £99.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Engineering
Keywords
aeronautical engineering; aircraft; helicopters

Credits

Producer
Patrick Uden
Contributor
Colin Jones; Graham Massey

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Address
Now part of BBC Learning
Notes
This company is no longer trading under this name and currently does not have a web presence. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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