Jet! When Britain ruled the skies
The Viscount and the Rolls-Royce Dart helped put Britain ahead
This second part of the BBC series celebrating the British aviation industry looks at how, by 1960, the UK's passenger
airline industry was the largest in the world. The development of the Viscount and the Rolls-Royce Dart is featured to
illustrate how Britain was many years ahead of the rest of the world with pioneering aviation technology.
Vickers Viscount Network researcher and retired Air Canada Viscount Captain Ron MacDonald was interviewed for this film
from within the cockpit of the Brooklands Museum Viscount c/n 412 G-APIM.
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Jet! When Britain ruled the skies - Part 1 - Military marvels
In the 1950s and 60s, Britain led the world into the jet age with a new generation of fighters and bombers.
Click on the photo to run the BBC film - Jet! When Britain ruled the skies - Part 1 - Military marvels