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Atlantic Helicopter Service

Series

Series Name
British Movietone News

Issue

Issue No.
1209
Date Released
4 Aug 1952
Date submitted
1 Aug 1952
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Dare-Devil Sky Artists
  2. 2Atlantic Helicopter Service
  3. 3Sovereign’s Parade
  4. 4Jersey Flower Battle
  5. 5Olympic Swimmers

Story

Story No. within this Issue
2 / 5
Summary
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Helicopters Fly Atlantic. DESCRIPTION: The first helicopters ever to fly the Atlantic were the Hopalong and the Whirlaway - American Sikorsky S-55 machines. The route taken was from Maine via Labrador, Greenland and Iceland, they’re going on to Germany. SHOTLIST: Cut story - KS. Aerial of the Hebrides. Ditto with helicopters (two) flying over same. Prestwick airport, helicopters come in & land. Crews greeted by yanks. CU extra petrol tanks. Crews wear waterproof suits. Shots of the helicopters.
Keywords
Environment; Aviation; Military
Locations
Scotland
Card file number
57600
Credits:
Commentator
Leslie Mitchell
Camera
Samuelson
Length of story (in feet)
116
Story extras:

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