Narrated by Aden Wickes, Senior Check Captain with Qantas, this film contains extraordinary rare footage of different kinds of aeroplanes, past and present, and their respective pilots. It charts a unique aeronautical journey in time, from the beginnings of the RAAF to the more fanciful, high tech aircraft of today.
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In ACMI's collection
Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Airplanes
VHS; Access Print (Section 1)
MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan
MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan