Corridor To The Sky

1969 , Southend-on-Sea (Essex)

Documentary about a day in the life of Southend Airport; from the running of the terminal and its facilities to the passenger and air traffic passing through.

The day begins at Southend Airport: people arrive, a Vickers Viscount lands, and there are scenes of the control tower, the terminal facility and workers starting their day. Other planes feature, including a Bristol Britannia. Around the airport, planes are refuelled, the switchboard takes calls, and cargo is handled. There are views of the passenger facilities and of a British Air Ferries Guppy car and passenger transporter being loaded. Workers control the switchboard in flight planning, and a Bristol Brittania is serviced in a hanger. There are further sequences in the control tower. The general operation of the airport is illustrated, pilots and stewardesses prepare for a flight. A BAF Guppy lands and unloads. Luggage is weighed and sorted. Outside the airport, coaches, buses and cars arrive. Passengers wander around the terminal and restaurant. A variety of aeroplanes are on the tarmac, including a BAC1-11 taking off.

Keywords

Airports; Aeroplanes; Air Ferries; Aviation; Passengers; Radar; Transport

Background Information

The film won a four star award in the 1970 Moviemaker Ten Best competition.

Manifestations

Corridor To The Sky

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    Unknown
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    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:19:40
    Modification Date
    05/05/2016
    Parts
    Reference
    741396
  • Barcode
    INV334580
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:19:40
    Modification Date
    05/05/2016
    Parts
    Reference
    741395
  • Barcode
    INV374350
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:19:40
    Modification Date
    05/05/2016
    Parts
    Reference
    741394
  • Barcode
    INV346058
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:18:53
    Modification Date
    07/06/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    714259
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV399991
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:18:59
    Modification Date
    07/06/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    714203
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV160952
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 830
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    Umatic tape
    Dimension
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    24/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    673865
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV155469
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 88
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    BetacamSP tape
    Dimension
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    22/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    672897
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV194226
    Canonical Identifier
    A-1407
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    standard8 film
    Colour Type
    colour
    Dimension
    Has Image
    Y
    Has Sound
    Y
    Identification Notes
    Neg / Pos Type (data migration 25/06/2021): camera
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    positive
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    561299
    Sound
    sound
    Sound System
    mag stripe

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