British, American and Chilean civilians who served as pilots in the Air Transport Auxiliary in the Bristol area during the Second World War
REEL 1 : Recollections of various civilans who served in the Air Transport Auxiliary <ATA> in the Second World War: recollections of Joy Lofthouse of dangerous weather while flying over Scotland; difficulty in recognising former colleauges; American pilots' relations with local Bristol girls; recollections of Ken Jenkins of Americans' flying techniques; visit to Filton air field; opinions of Spitfires and Swordfish. Recollections of an American pilot of his family's opinion of him joining the Air Transport Auxiliary,opinion of today's youth and opinion of English people; recollections of another American pilot: building of an airfield in his home, building of momument for the Air Transport Auxiliary with an Englishman. Recollections of various female pilots: meeting old colleauges, recollections of aircraft they flew and nerves at first flight in a spitfire and avoiding a German raid. Recollections of a Chilean woman of period with Air Transport Auxiliary: attitude to Bristol forty years later, nerves at first flight, present involvement in the Chilean airforce, getting lost and crash landing, attitude to wartime exeprience and the reunion of old collegeues.