F-111, the first flight (Sentinel series)

Accession Number F10273
Collection type Film
Measurement 12 min
Object type Training and Technical films
Physical description 16mm/Colour/sound
Maker Defence Public Relations (DPR)
Place made Australia: Queensland, Ipswich, Amberley
Date made 1979
Access Open
Conflict Period 1970-1979
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

Trainee pilots and navigators undergo an intensive training course where they will learn "the mysteries of the swing wing", before they are allowed to operate the supersonic F-111 strike aircraft for the first time. Shows some of the students on their first flight in a F-111.
Scenes include shots of lecture room, workshop, interior of cockpit, operation of the swing wing, 'leisure time' with cigarette smoking and a home -made board game and playing darts; mission planning; locker room for flying kit; crew preparing for their first flight; F-111 moving along runway; ; airc raft takeoff; airborne; post flight interviews beside the aircraft.

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