Wings Over Filton
Celebrate the rich aviation heritage of Filton airfield, near Bristol, with this fascinating DVD.
Flying machines designed, constructed and tested at Filton, have given the city a worldwide reputation for excellence in this field, and we delve deep into the 1st Take archives to unearth footage which was seemingly lost for ever. These treasures include recently discovered 16mm footage from a house in Filton, which provides a fascinating insight into the Bristol Freighter, a superb multi-tasking aircraft which ensured high levels of employment at the factory at the end of the Second World War.
You will also enjoy some stunning 35mm colour film of Bill Pegg, the former BAC Chief Test Pilot, taking a Britannia 300 series onto the Filton Runway and into the skies for its first flight. Britannia G-ANCA, tragically lost at the Bristol suburb of Downend in 1957, is featured in the only known air-to-air shots of that beautiful aircraft, majestically presented in its Capital Airline livery.
Concorde’s inaugural commercial flight from Heathrow to Bahrain in 1976 is also featured, along with the newly constructed Supersonic Departure Terminal at Heathrow, in pictures from the original TV recording. You can also relive the last ever flying display at Filton in 2010, the only broadcast standard coverage to exist of that event.
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