The Resource The ships that flew, producer : Tim Read ; director : Ian Hart

The ships that flew, producer : Tim Read ; director : Ian Hart

Label
The ships that flew
Title
The ships that flew
Statement of responsibility
producer : Tim Read ; director : Ian Hart
Contributor
Director
Producer
Production company
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Sandringham service from Sydney to Lord Howe Island was the last scheduled flying boat service in the world. The Ships that Flew is a tribute to the golden era of flying boats that ended in 1974. Drawing on remarkable archival footage, the film captures the romance of these magnificent machines, including the extraordinarily effective 'Flying Porcupine' used against the Luftwaffe in World War II, hard-working Catalinas and luxurious Solents that were the flagships of the tourism market. It recalls the times when flying boats were an integral part of transportation systems, beginning in the 1930s when they connected Great Britain to the Empire and you could fly from London to Sydney 'in just seven days'. Routes were busy and competitive â€" Qantas, Ansett and Air New Zealand all operated services, between Australian cities, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. But after the war, the flying boats posed a threat to massive global investment in airports. They were slow, costly and hampered by poor weather. The film takes a look at the business side of the industry, including the building of an airstrip on Lord Howe, as well as remembering the legendary airmen who took to the skies in the ships that flew
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hart, Ian
  • Read, Tim
  • Film Australia (Organization)
  • ProQuest (Firm)
  • Alexander Street Press
Runtime
48
Series statement
Academic Video Online leased
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  • Aeronautics, Commercial
  • Seaplanes
Target audience
adult
Label
The ships that flew, producer : Tim Read ; director : Ian Hart
Link
https://mccc.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?AUSV;2809533
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed August 03, 2015)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP2809533/ausv
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (47 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)919204294
Video recording format
other
Label
The ships that flew, producer : Tim Read ; director : Ian Hart
Link
https://mccc.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?AUSV;2809533
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed August 03, 2015)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP2809533/ausv
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (47 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)919204294
Video recording format
other
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