STK-ID 16473

New Zealand Air Service Inaugurated (Vancouver, 01/05/1947): MLS of Vancouver Airport building and control tower. GROUND TO AIR ELS of DC-6 flying past. Shot of DC-6 landing, crowd watching from sidelines. Shot of commander Freeland waving from cockpit of the Australian National Airways plane. Shot of New High Commissioner James Thorn of New Zealand stepping down from aircraft, being greeted by RM Firth, secretary of New Zealand's High Commissioner's office in Ottawa, being introduced. Shot of Thorn being greeted by chief justice Gordon Sloan on behalf of lieutenant-governor Charles Banks of British Columbia. Sequence on ceremony involving all the principals, speeches. Shots of aircraft taxiing, of crowd assembled around aircraft.


Excerpt from
New Zealand Air Service Inaugurated / Saskatoon Floods
Vancouver (city)
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio