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Title:SCENES AT FARNBOROUGH, DUXFORD AND SHUTTLEWORTH 1974-1975 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:MGH 6569
Other titles:AMATEUR FILM BY DAVID BYGRAVES [Alternative Title]
Summary: Amateur footage filmed at Farnborough, Duxford and Shuttleworth by David Bygraves, Duxford Aviation Society member, during 1974-1975.
Description: Reel 1: Scenes at SBAC airshow at Farnborough in September 1974. Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird (serial number 64-17972) on static display. Spectators mill around Lockheed C-5A Galaxy transport aircraft in the static park. Brief views of unidentified airliners. Aerospatiale-BAC Concorde G-AXDN, one of the pre-production aircraft performs a number of flypasts, including a touch and go landing. BAC Sea Harrier, de Havilland Comet and McDonnell-Douglas F-15 Eagle in flight. A pair of Saab Viggens of the Swedish Air Force take off and display together. Consolidated B-24J Liberator (44-44272/KH401) at Duxford in the autumn of 1974. North American P-51D Mustang on static display in one of the hangars. The aircraft is painted as 'Big Beautiful Doll', the personal aircraft of 78th Fighter Group pilot, Lieutenant John Landers, stationed at Duxford during the Second World War. Further shots of Liberator. Views of dilapidated Control Tower. Airfield apron. Display of model aircraft. Unidentified Handley-Page Hastings on the airfield.
Reel 2: Family scenes at home. Scenes at Duxford circa June 1975. View across airfield including shot of pillbox covered in brambles. Gloster Meteor (WK991), Hawker Hunter (XE627) and English Electric Canberra (WH725) on static display. Hawker Sea Fury (WH589) owned by Ormond Haydon-Baillie parked on apron. de Havilland Comet (G-APDB) in Dan Air livery on static display. Lockheed T-33 Silver Star (G-OAHB) owned by Ormond Haydon-Baillie, seen here in its famous 'Black Knight' guise. Brief view of Douglas DC-3 Dakota in background. Lockheed T-33 Silver Star (G-WGHB), also owned by Ormond Haydon-Baillie, on display. Fairey Gannet (XG797) and de Havilland Sea Vampire (XG743) in the static park. Views of hangar in poor condition, with numerous broken windows and damage to exterior of building. Further family scenes. De Havilland Dove G-ALFU now owned by the Duxford Aviation Society, on static display at Duxford. Military vehicle rally at Duxford circa summer of 1975. Sea Vampire and Gannet on display with de Havilland Sea Vixen (XS576).
Reel 3: Scenes at military vehicle rally, location presumed to be Duxford. Assorted trucks and other military vehicles. Motor cavalcade. Bristol Britannia (G-OVT) in Monarch Airways livery arrives at Duxford in June 1975 to go on permanent display at Duxford in the care of the Duxford Aviation Society. Vickers Varsity in flight. Scenes at the Shuttleworth Collection, Bedfordshire. Beagle Auster (G-APRO) on flightline. Flypast by Vickers Varsity (?). Small unidentified aircraft in flight. Avro Tutor (?) in flight. Supermarine Spitfire (MH434) performs several low level passes.
Production Country: GB
Production Details: Bygraves, David (Production individual)