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Summary: Film focusing on the use of the Direction Finding system by the RAF and other emergency services in the event of an incident in which a pilot goes missing.
Description: Hunter pilot declares mayday and ejects over sea off Holyhead. Various elements of Air Sea Rescue informed and XJ430 Whirlwind RAF Valley takes off, ASR Launch 2743 launches, other emergency services advised. Explanation of ATC sectors in UK and the Direction Finding system. (Jet Provost XD693 Q•Z in flight) Explanation of grades of emergency call – “Securité”, “Pan” and “Mayday”. Examples of “Securité” and “Pan” calls.
Production Country: GB
Production Details: AIR MINISTRY (Production sponsor)
Stewart Films (Production company)
Stewart, John R F (Production individual)
Halliday, Stephen (Production individual)
Myers, Tom (Production individual)
Need, Richard (Production individual)
Sumner, Geoffrey (Production individual)