STK-ID 3994

Royal Canadian Air Force Coastal Patrol (00/04/1940): sequence on seaplanes being rolled to water, eased down the slip. Vickers Stranraer flying-boats can be seen in the background. Sequence of GROUND TO AIR shots of seaplanes flying in formation - all biplanes. A ground crewman fires a signal light. Shots of flying-boat crew being boated to their plane, getting in. Stranraer flying-boat taxiing past the camera. FOLLOW SHOT of same taking off from water. Various interior shots of hangar, seaplanes being checked by mechanics. One seaplane is shown being pulled ashore. Similarily shown is a Stranraer flying-boat sporting retractable wheels. AIR TO AIR shots of pontoon-planes and flying-boats airborne over mountains and over Vancouver. Struts, wings of camera plane are visible in some shots.


Excerpt from
Canadian News
Vancouver (city), Canadian Rockies
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
35mm dupe neg b&w
Aspect ratio