STK-ID 41213

MS of an airport control tower in the fog. Interior shots of control tower in the fog. Various exterior MLSs of airliners on foggy tarmac, of indistinct ground crews working on planes. View inside radar room of personnel at work, of radar scope. HAS of London Airport, tunnel entrance and traffic in foreground, BOAC airliner taking off in background. Brief shot of two-decker bus, automobile traffic on road as a plane lands in background. Night shot of a Pan American Douglas airliner, its landing lights blazing, landing past the camera. Interior shots of traffic control center with operators at work. CU of radar scope. GROUND TO AIR SHOTs of lighted runway taken from the very front of an aircraft as it lands. Rapid cut to airliner flying in over the camera. Various shots of fork lifts moving freight in warehouse, of fork lifts loading freights in cargo planes. Dark shot of an airliner taxiing. Shot of lighted runway from the front of the plane as it takes off. More interior shots of air traffic control center, of CUs of personnel.


Excerpt from
In on the Beam / Air Crossroads
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 16 mm
Shooting format
16mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio