Film Night at the Airways Museum
Film Night

Historical aviation films from the Civil Aviation Historical Society's archive will be shown in our final Film Night for 2017 at the Airways Museum.

What day? Friday 8 September, 2017
What time? Museum open from 6.30pm, films start 7.30pm
What films?

Modern Magic Carpet (1952)

Bell helicopter promotion film.


Decca Navigation for Helicopters

Features the Sikorsky S-51 with excellent footage of many other aircraft of the time.

B+W, 10 min

Royal Tour 1954 (1954)

Movie taken by a DCA cameraman. Shows HM Queen Elizabeth II arriving at Essendon in an ANA DC-4, some Melbourne city building decorations by day and night, then departure from Essendon aboard a Qantas Constellation.

Colour, silent, 10 min

Life Raft and Storpedo Dropping in Botany Bay (1958)

Features a commercial DC-3 and also shows one of the DCA Launches.

Colour, silent, 6 min

Aircraft Engines – An introduction to jet propulsion

A British film featuring the prototype Meteor F9/40. Much technical info interspersed with many wartime aircraft types, both propellor and jet turbine.

B+W, 20 min

How much?

CAHS Members - free

Non-members - entry by gold coin donation

Free tea and coffee provided


Bookings not required (Note: Our auditorium only has 40 seats - first come, first served!).

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