Sperry Review (1953), 40 min, colour.
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,
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.
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.