STK-ID 15393

Wings for the Fleet: low AERIAL SHOT of Bonaventure aircraft at sea. Quick shots of officers on bridge, of helmsman, of engineer engine room, of wake of ship. Shots of flyers being briefed. Sequence showing bugler sounding alert, McDonnel F2H-2 Banshee shipboard fighters aircraft being raised to deck level, being positioned into place and being catapulted out. Several CUs of pilot, of various parts of plane, of flagman, of buttons being pushed. AIR TO AIR SHOT of two Banshees, one folding its undercarriage, of one plane firing rockets. AERIAL SHOT of Bonaventure aircraft. Sequence on preparation of Tracker aircraft on aircraft carrier, of aircraft being catapulted out. Shot of carrier's deck from pilot's position during operation. AIR TO AIR SHOT of Tracker aircraft, cut to pilot, to torpedo being dropped. Shot of Bonaventure Sikorski S-55 helicopters being launched. AIR TO AIR SHOT of helicopters. Shots of crew at work. Shots of helicopter lowering listening device into water, pulling it up. AIR TO AIR SHOT of helicopter in flight. Several shots of crew in plotting room on aircraft carrier. AIR TO AIR SHOT of Tracker aircraft, cut to pilot spotting destroyer escort. LS of helicopter and destroyer escort. Shot of officer on escort watching Tracker aircraft through binoculars. GROUND TO AIR SHOT of Tracker aircraft flying past. AERIAL SHOT of aircraft carrier from co-pilot's spot as Tracker flies past. GROUND TO AIR SHOT of Tracker aircraft landing on aircraft carrier, hook engaging retaining cables. AERIAL SHOT from Tracker as camera plane approaches aircraft carrier. GROUND TO AIR SHOT of plane coming for landing, missing cable and flying off again as man shoots proceedings with cinema camera. AERIAL SHOT of landing as seen from co-pilot's seat, flight deck approaching, camera bumping as plane touches down. AIR TO AIR SHOT of Banshees aircraft and shots of one landing being rolled off to elevators. AERIAL SHOT of aircraft carrier. CU of captain's face. AIR TO AIR SHOT of helicopters. Sequence on Banshee aircraft being launched, joining other planes.


Excerpt from
Marine Aviation
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
16mm dupe neg b&w, 16mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486