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Other titles:BRABAZON - KING OF THE AIR [Alternative Title]
Summary: The development of the Bristol Brabazon airliner, from its first conception in 1943 to the prototype's maiden flight on September 4 1949.
Description: Meetings of a planning committee and the doodles' on their note pads (re-enacted material); production of detailed plans in the design room; chief designer Russell with a model (diagram compares eventual size to Statue of Liberty); construction of wooden mock-up; building of a vast new hangar for final assembly; construction work; Chief Test Pilot Pegg in a special workshop containing (dismounted) replicas of all controls and moving surfaces; test-running engines; moving half-built prototype to new hangar; construction completed; prototype wheeled out; last tests, public gallery; taxiing; first take-off, from specially built runway.