STK-ID 4078

Royal Canadian Air Force in Training (00/03/1940): AERIAL SHOT of snow-covered Trenton air base. Shots of buildings as camera plane approaches for a landing. Shot of pilot jumping out of Harvard trainer, chatting with another pilot. Various AIR TO AIR SHOT, and level HASs of Harvards in flight, with air base visible in lower background in some shots. Various shots of instructor explaining workings of a bomb to trainees in a hangar. Several MLSs of Harvards taxiing on snowy field, of Fleet Finch in the distance, of pilots in full flying-rigs talking, testing intercoms. LAS of ground crewmen fuelling up a twin-engine trainer. HAS of Fleet Finch aircraft and Harvards on snow-packed tarmac. Sequence on men at work around airplanes, starting up some of the planes. Shot of three Finch aircrafts with their engines revving. Several shots of trainees in classrooms, being instructed in the various aspects of flying. Sequence on Link trainer instruction. Sequence on mechanics at work on aircraft outside, starting them; shots of planes taxiing, taking off, being rolled about by ground crews. HAS of planes on field as seen from top of hangar. Control tower can be seen at the side. Long FOLLOW SHOT of Finch aircraft taking off. Sequence on men mounting a Vickers machine gun in rear cockpit of a Finch, trying gun for manoeuverability.


Excerpt from
Canadian News
Trenton (Ontario)
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
16mm dupe neg b&w
Aspect ratio