STK-ID 33643

[Remark: this is a recruiting film for Indian Air Force] Shots of pilots of the Indian Airforce scrambling, climbing into pre-World War 2 biplane trainers, pilots in cockpits making the "thumbs up" sign. Shots of trainers taxiing away. Shots of ground crew bombing up Hawker biplane, of radio operator at work, of biplanes (modified hawker "Furies"?) taxiing off. GROUND TO AIR SHOT of three planes flying past directly over camera. AIR TO AIR SHOTs of Hawker biplanes in flight in tight formation, struts and wings of camera plane visible in foreground, interspersed with HASs of "target" ship at sea being bombed. LAMSs of engine of biplane trainer revving up, pilots climbing into cockpits.


Excerpt from
Cavalry of the Clouds
National Film Board
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Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, Digital Bétacam
Shooting format
35mm dupe neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486