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Title:FAIREY DELTA 2 WG774 AT BOSCOMBE DOWN: TAXIING AND FIRST FLIGHT [Allocated Title]
Film Number:49K 76
Other titles:WESTLAND AIRCRAFT FILM COLLECTION [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Footage of the first flight of Fairey Delta 2 WG774 on 6 October 1954.
Description: At Boscombe Down WG774 emerges from a hangar. Various shots from different angles of the aircraft on the ground. WG774 taxiis along apron. Fast taxi run on runway. A smiling Peter Twiss, Fairey test pilot, sat in WG774's cockpit. Another fast taxi run, this time with chute deployed to slow the aircraft down. WG774 in the air from various angles. WG774 returns to Boscombe Down and lands safely. Further air-to-air shots of WG774, including a demonstration of the aircraft's undercarriage.