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Air Race


Series Name
British Movietone News


Issue No.
Date Released
8 Jan 1970
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1FA Cup - Third Round
  2. 2Air Race
  3. 3Hobart Race


Story No. within this Issue
2 / 3
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Air Race. DESCRIPTION: Fifty years after Ross and Keith Smith made the first flight from England to Australia, the longest and richest air race ever held commemorates this great pioneer achievement. It brings honour for Britain’s record breaking solo pilot, Sheila Scott, after fearful ordeals, and give the provisional overall victory to the Britten - Norman Islander, flown by Captains Bright and Buxton. SHOTLIST: GV planes lined up on airfield. CU writing on plane - LONDON TO SYDNEY AIR RACE, LITTLE NIGGER pan to man getting into cockpit. CU zoom out ISLANDER. MS pan plane and Mrs Margaret Kentley. MS Sheila Scott standing on plane wing. 2 shots Francis Chichester making speech. MS Chichester shakes hands with a pilot. Plane on grid. Chichester waves plane off. MCU Auster moves off. 3 library shots World War 1 planes in flight. MCU man releases bombs. MS plane releases bombs. GV house being bombed. MCU plane past camera. GV plane on Hounslow Airport being prepared for take off. MS pilots. Ross & Keith Smith. MS pilots shake hands. 3 shots plane moves off slowing to take off. LAS twin engined Comet in air. 3 shots Comet lands in Lamerton. MCU Scott & Campbell Black. MS Piper Comanche lands in Adelaide at night. MCU South Australian Beachcraft Bonanza. MS Campbell & Backhouse at Aero Club. HAS interior of Aero Club.
Commemorations; Organisations; Aviation; Competitions; Celebrations and festivals; Records; War damage; Military
Sydney; Australia; United Kingdom; Gatwick; Adelaide; Lamerton
Footage sources
Card file number
Leslie Mitchell
Reginald William Smith
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