Capital Airlines Vickers Viscount: A New Concept in Flight

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This 1952 film from Capital Airlines is a presentation of their latest aircraft, the Vickers Viscount.

Capital Airlines had a number of crashes with the Viscount. Even one right over the lush and affluent hamlet of Chevy Chase, Maryland, just outside Washington, DC.

If you love the Viscount and/or Capital Airlines then this film will be of great interest.

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Capital Airlines Vickers Viscount: A New Concept in Flight

The film begins with a Viscount landing and then taxiing across the grass to a position to disembark passengers.

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Later in the film, we see the Capital Airlines turboprop taxiing back across the grass to the runway. You’ll hardly ever see that anymore.

The film tells the tale of the Vickers Viscount by having dad tell his two young excited sons about the new aircraft.

We see the Vickers factory, lots of assembly footage of the engine and airframe, passengers in-flight, a stewardess in operation, in-flight footage of the Rolls Royce gas turbine engines in operation.

Many close-ups of manufacturing and precision equipment are shown in the building of the engine at the Rolls Royce Aviation Engine Plant. We see the Gisholt Dynamic Balancing Machine Type 3. U. No 6 in operation as engine parts are carefully balanced and then assembled by men in white coats. The first Viscount flew in 1948 and operated on airline schedules in 1950.

Good footage of the engine on the test stand in operation, Vickers Armstrong facility, a silver Spitfire in-flight, and the RAF Valiant.

Highlights of the film include an interview of a man in Capital Airlines Captain uniform, Rolls Royce Engine Plant, Vickers Armstrong Viscount assembly footage, takeoff and landings of the Capital Airlines Vickers Viscount, cabin footage of passengers, and in-flight footage from the Viscount and of the Viscount.

You can read the movie transcript here.

Length (Minutes):

27

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