STK-ID 3511

LS of aircraft plant. Various interior shots of plant, DC-6 passenger aircraft being built. Various shots of parts of aircraft in various stages of completion, engines, tail assemblies, nose wheel and main undercarriage being raised and lowered, one of the Merlin engines. Several shots of men at work riveting fuselage, adjusting spinners on propellors, working on engines. Interior shot of unfinished fuselage. Two shots of man working on inwards of control panel in cockpit. Sequence of men visiting plant including Oliver West, president of Canadair, AC Orde, technical development director for BOAC and two vice-presidents. Shots of men inspecting aircraft under construction. Exterior shots of hangar, of Northstar aircraft on tarmac being prepared for take off. Rear shot of men boarding plane. CUs of Oliver West, of Campbell Orde, of Captain Al Lilly, chief pilot for Canadair. Shot of the four men on ramp, Lilly at top, Orde, West and vice-president Neale at bottom. Shot of crew, tail of aircraft in background. PAN of Oliver West and Canadair executives. Shot of Northstar, with BOAC markings on fuselage taking off past camera. (01/04/1949)


Excerpt from
B.O.A.C. Gets First Canadian Aircraft
Cartierville (Montreal)
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486