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Summary: Training film focusing on refuelling aircraft in flight.
Description: Reel 1: Valiant bombers refuelling in flight. Lecture room describing birth of in flight refuelling. Film made to help new “receiver pilots” become familiar with possible problems during refuelling. Description of in flight refuelling system as fitted to the Valiant bombers. In flight film of refuelling procedure (XD812 and XD816) and procedure to follow during refuelling.
Reel 2: View from tanker aircraft of receiver “flying up the refuelling hose” to get into position. Withdrawal and break on completion of refuelling. Demonstration of the limits of movement of receiver aircraft while attached and points at which hose will disconnect.
Reel 3: Series of bad approaches carried out to demonstrate to receiver pilots problems that can arise. If bad approach is made, stop and start again. Summary of points made in film.
Production Country: GB
Production Details: ROYAL AIR FORCE (Production sponsor)
CAS Productions (Production company)