There was a thread on the Flypast forum a few months ago which sparked off some DVD copies of this magnificent film. If any of you also frequent that forum I would suggest asking around there. I got one of the copies and am well chuffed with it. Unable to produce more though (don't have a DVD burner!)
To avoid setting off a mile-long list of requests for this I won't post the details of where to find this thread here. PM me if you want more hints.
I know that there are Ppruners who frequent the Flypast forums as well, a certain connaisseur of Miles aircraft being one of them for example. I was hoping one of these gentlemen might be either brave enough to ask, or perhaps have both the DVD and the burner.
I'll quietly ask around on Flypast whether there is any enthusiasm for further sharing of this film. Stay tuned.
Yes, it was something like that. If you ever find that tape . . . .
Not sure if it was the same film shoot but I was working a B-25 inbound to Bovingdon one day and was giving traffic information and then avoiding action on an unknown over Bov. After several turns the drawl from the B-25 was 'yeah, we got it now, it's a model airplane'. Big blip!!
PPRuNe Radar - Did you find anything interesting in your loft while you were looking for the video? I seem to remember a few years ago, while you were looking for something in your roof, that you came across a brand new juice machine.
I did, thanks to D_E. Excellent. Quite excellent . D_E even did a professinal job on the disc and case - graphics to match the subject.
I remember John Hawke, and Don Bullock and those other mavericks back when flying was a tad less PC than it is now - and a tad more dangerous (neither is with us now, and DB took some passengers with him when he went in off that low level roll at Biggin).
But where are the characters like that now? Will we look back 20 years hence with the same fondness we (those of us that were liucky enough to be grass roots flying back then) do now?
Showing your age, AB, in fact you can't be old enough
I am. Just. I was finally allowed to watch it last night and what a great film it is! Simply done, but a fascinating insight. It did make me wonder though, how many of the films that Channel 4 show now will we still be wanting to see in over 20 years' time? And would they even show something like that now? Bomber Crew and its ilk are about the only reasonable aviation programmes on these days. And even they could be condensed down to a half-hour slot without losing any content.
Remember the programme very well. The announcer said "instrument meteorological control" Made a betamax copy of it... I have a few vhs tapes of various TV flying programmes from the 1980s. Bought a small box recently (basically scart in and USB out) and am starting the process of copying from vhs onto DVD. Outlay for DVD burner and 'box' about 100GBP. Yes, I know there are other ways of doing it but at least I hope I'm 'saving' programmes for posterity. No - don't write yet asking what I've got. I'll post in due course.