The Solent newsreels

New Zealand National Film Unit, Other contributor;  National Archives of New Zealand, Other contributor; 

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Maker and Role
New Zealand National Film Unit, Other contributor
National Archives of New Zealand, Other contributor
Production Date
DVD Transfer from videotape (Acc No. 02-398) with spine title Flying boat compilation.
1.Airways ... Solent in Service (extract from Weekly Review No.427) (1949)
Sydney 8 hours (extract from Weekly Review No. 330. (1947)
Features ZK- AMD. Shows aircraft, engine and instrument maintenance at Hobsonville and Mechanics Bay, Auckland. Pilots training with the Link trainer. Before the flight Pilot briefing , passenger baggage handling , In flight service, until landing at Rose Bay, Sydney.
2. Trans Tasman flight Stewardess. (extract from Weekly Review No. 268 (1946)
Shows stewardesses early morning check in, checks passenger manifesto, gets special instructions. Outlines duties and role. Checking of provisions and passenger safety and comfort.
3. Short narrative history of TEAL, NAC and Air New Zealand by Capt. Joe Shepphard.
Mentions service on Both the Tasman and the Coral and the Solent at MOTAT (ZK-AMO). 1960 with the last Solent flight from Fiji to Auckland which saw the end of a memorable age.
1954 DC-6 were introduced and 1965 ushered in the era of the big jets with the change of name to Air New Zealand.
4. Weekly review 427. Airways - Solent in Service.
Shows Aorangi at Evans Bay in Wellington and a short demonstration flight over Cook Strait.
Other Name
The Solent programs
Solent in Service
Sydney 8 hours
Trans Tasman flight stewardess
Short narrative history of TEAL, NAC and Air New Zealand
Flying boat compilation
Physical Description
1 videodisc (DVD) (17 minutes) : sound, colour with black and white sequences ; 12 cm.
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Credit Line
New Zealand National Film Unit et al. 1949. The Solent newsreels, 04-2744. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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