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Summary: A flying display of the De Havilland Mosquito.
Description: The aircraft, a Mosquito Mk F.II, takes off head on to the camera and is put through its paces on the lines of most of the recognition shots of this series. At one point the aircraft is flown and rolled on one engine. The cockpit and starboard engine of the aircraft is then shown in close up, the pilot (Geoffrey De Havilland) says "contact" and the engine is started. The reel ends with a mute shot of Geoffrey De Havilland standing in front of the machine and smiling to the camera, then climbing aboard through the nose hatch.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 562 ft; Running time: 6 mins
Notes: Summary: This is an unusual film for this series as it is complete with soundtrack. The flying is quite dazzling and reminiscent of that in 'FERRY PILOT' (COI 395). It also offers rare footage of Geoffrey De Havilland, one of the aviation pioneer's three sons and Chief Executive of the Mosquito programme. It is more than likely that the machine being demonstrated is W4052, the third prototype Mosquito.