STK-ID 32107

[Remark: this shows the first Canadian mail to be flown by jetliner from Toronto to New York (00/07/1953).] Shot of Canadian post office truck backing up to Avro jetliner, three white overalled attendants loading mail. LS of crowd gathered around plane. LS of Avro jetliner taking off, climbing rapidly into grey sky. Shot of main entrance to Toronto-Malton Airport, of cameramen lined up with motion picture cameras, filming event including photographer Roy Tash. Shot of ramp being wheeled up to jetliner, photographers on hand and officials. CU of mailbag marked "1948 - Canada Air mail A-10", motion picture cameramen filming mailbags. Shot of label on mailbag "New York - Philatelic". Several shots of mailbags, of "New York - Toronto" labels. CU of sign "The Port of New York Authority" on door of yellow vehicle. Shots from end of runway of jetliner taking off and sweeping over motion picture cameramen filming event for newsreels. Rear LS of jetliner taking off and swooping low over Malton.


Excerpt from
Jet Mail
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 16 mm
Shooting format
16mm eastman color neg, 16mm original kodachrome
Aspect ratio