Film ID:
NEFA 21571

AIR SHOW COMPILATION - PARIS AIR SHOW, 1965, 67, 69, 71; PRESTWICK AIR SHOW, 1967,69

1965-1971

Visitor Tabs

Description

A compilation films of air shows taking place in Paris and Scotland, mostly from the 1960’s, produced by amateur filmmaker Ronald Pringle. The film includes the Paris Air Show for 1965, 1967, 1969 and 1971 as well as the Prestwick Air Show for 1967 and 1969.

The Paris air show from 1965 shows many American and Russian civil and military aircraft, and the latest rockets for space exploration such as the Titan rocket. Most views of the aircraft are filmed outside, but there are also views taken at an indoor exhibition of satellites and capsules used in space exploration. These special exhibitions also appear in the Paris Air Show in the other years.

In 1967, the air show has on show similar military and civil aircraft to previous years. In 1969, there is also an appearance of a VTOL (Vertical Take-Off & Landing) aircraft, and a Concorde prototype.

The Prestwick display for 1969 shows vintage planes, a Spitfire or Hurricane, parachute displays and a Red Arrows display.

In the Paris 1971 show, there are aerial displays and static displays from a variety of aircraft including a McDonnel Douglas DC-10, Lockheed Tri-Star, acrobatic helicopters, the giant Russian B12 helicopter, The Tupolev TU-144 (the Russian equivalent of Concorde), the Concorde prototype, and micro-light aircraft.

The film ends with more views of craft used in space exploration.