STK-ID 25973

[Remark: the six english jets are the first to cross the Atlantic from east to west in 13 hours.] Various shots of two pilots boarding Vampire jets, taking off. Shots of six Vampire jets from England flying past several times in succession, buzzing camera. Sequence on jets landing, taxiing to parking spot. Canadian air force officers stepping up to lead plane, to greet squadron leader Oxspring. Cut to two Mosquito planes landing after escorting the six jets across the ocean. GROUND TO AIR SHOT of two York transports flying by high up. Shots of the six pilots posing, being greeted by group captain Rutledge, senior staff officer of Central Air Command at Trenton. CU of pilot Seymour Evans. Two-shot of pilot Roy Skinner and Wing Commander Richer. Shot of pilot William Wood getting out of his plane. Sequence on Vampire jets being gassed up, checked. CU of Royal Air Force pilot Roundell, of number (VT 868) on one of the planes. Shots of the six pilots resting and chatting with Canadian officers, men rising and heading for their planes. Sequence on the six Vampire jets taking off for Trenton. (17/07/1948)


Excerpt from
Vampire Jets Cross Atlantic
Saint-Hubert, Trenton (Ontario)
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080