Film Night at the Airways Museum

Historical aviation films from the Civil Aviation Historical Society's archive will be shown in our final Film Night for 2009 at the Airways Museum.

What day? Friday 4 September, 2009
What time? Museum open from 6.30pm, films start 7.30pm
What films?

Sperry Review
(1953), 40 min, colour.

Starts with a bit about the British side of the Company then becomes a vehicle for a 1952 Farnborough Air Show review, then leads to England-New Zealand Air Race. Very good and very British.

Flight Plan (1971), 30 min, colour.

Has much on ATC and navigation aids (INS, VOR etc.). Much early Boeing 747 footage with other contemporary aircraft including Twin Otter. Topical, sadly, on several counts. Lots on the developing aviation industry in Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq. Even shows the famous Buddha statues of Bamiyan before the Taliban blew them up.

Faster Than Sound
(c.1948), 10 min, B&W.

An intriguing look at early British supersonic aircraft development, centered on the Miles M.52. Shows models launched from a Mosquito at altitude. Commentary is very British: narrated by Sir Ralph Richardson and features Barnes Wallis also.

How much?

CAHS Members - free

Non-members - entry by gold coin donation

Free tea and coffee provided


Bookings not required (Note: Our auditorium only has 40 seats - first come, first served!).

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