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Sky hawks [tape # 5]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Video includes footage of the Sky hawks training, practicing formations on the ground, and folding their parachutes. Original camera source tape 5.

Sky hawks [tape # 6]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Video includes footage of the preperation of the drop zone (with yellow marker and red smoke bomb), the Sky hawks practicing on the ground, entering an airplane, aerial acrobatics, sky diving, parachuting, and landing in the drop zone. Original camera source tape 6.

Sky hawks [tape # 7]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Includes footage of the Sky hawks in an airplane getting ready to jump an then jumping out of the airplane as well as shots of airplanes taking off and the Sky hawks landing in the drop zone, folding their parachutes, completing paper work and exercising. Original camera source tape 7.

Sky hawks [tape # 8]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Video includes footage of an interview with team member Mario about the importance of stretching and warming up before parachuting, team members preparing smoke grenades, team members reviewing a recording of their performance, and planning/learning the routine for the upcoming season. Original camera source tape 8.

Sky hawks [tape # 9]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Original camera source tape 9. Includes classroom planning footage, team members getting their skydiving costumes on, checking each others parachute equipment, an interview with Peirre regarding the Sky hawks six week training camp in Paris CA each year, the Sky hawks getting on an airplane, preparing the landing site, footage from the ground of the Sky hawks performing and landing.

Snowbirds - TV special - Moose Jaw - 20th reunion

Item is original camera tape footage taken for the one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's aerobatic team, the Snowbirds. Includes footage of Canadian military airplanes taxing, taking off, and flying; the airbase in Moose Jaw, S.K., downtown Moose Jaw, S.K., an interview with Crew Chief Daniel Bergerson about the Snowbirds ground crew, and a shot of the 431 AD Squadron Snowbirds sign. Ambient noise.

Snowbirds - TV special - Moose Jaw - 20th reunion

Item is original camera tape footage taken for the one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's aerobatic team, the Snowbirds. Includes the continuation of the interview with former Snowbird pilot and team lead Yogi Kuyghebaert [?] (1975?), interview with George Miller Snowbirds Team Leader (1973?), who also talks about his experience as a pilot with the former aerobatic flying team the Golden Hawks (to 1964) and about the Golden Hawks in general, the final interview is with Colonel O.B. Philp, affectionately known as 'Obie', who was responsible for starting the Snowbirds demonstration team, He talks about traveling with the [Golden] Centennaires in 1967 and how the Snowbirds got started.

Snowbirds - TV special - Moose Jaw - 20th reunion

Item is original camera tape footage taken for the one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's aerobatic team, the Snowbirds. Includes an interview with an American photographer [Bill Johnson] about the Snowbirds, he had the experience of flying with the Snowbirds several times and took photographs at the invitation of Obie [O.B. Philp], a sunrise over the base in Moose Jaw, S.K., and shots of the banquet celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Snowbirds, includes some footage of the Snowbirds alumni gathering by year of service for group photographs, and some social mingling.

Snowbirds - TV special - Moose Jaw - 20th reunion

Item is original camera tape footage taken for the one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's aerobatic team, the Snowbirds. Footage includes an interview with Snowbirds Team Lead Dan Dempsey about scheduling the Snowbirds' performance season. Dempsey also discusses how weather can influence the performance and how the pilots handle it, and demonstrates how performances and specific manouvers are mapped out and recorded on paper.

Snowbirds - TV special - Moose Jaw - 20th reunion

Item is original camera tape footage taken for the one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's aerobatic team, the Snowbirds. Includes footage of people mingling at the Snowbirds anniversary banquet, and the Snowbirds alumni gathering by year of service for group photographs, there is also a group photograph taken of the current and former Base Commanders.

Snowbirds - TV special - Moose Jaw - 20th reunion

Item is original camera tape footage taken for the one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's aerobatic team, the Snowbirds. Includes footage of the Canadian Forces Base Moose Jaw, S.K., an interview with Lieutenant-General [Sutherland?] about the Snowbirds team maturing now that they have been around for twenty years, their role and future. Also includes footage taken in Moose Jaw, S.K. of the gathered dignitaries, families, media, and alumni for the final performance of the 1990 Snowbirds team as well as scenes of the show itself and the audience enjoying the demonstration.

Snowbirds - TV special - Moose Jaw - 20th reunion

Item is original camera tape footage taken for the one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's aerobatic team, the Snowbirds. Item is a recording of an interview with Snowbirds Team Lead Major Dan Dempsey about the history of the Snowbirds as well as choreography, show building, and the use of music in the Snowbirds' performances. Dempsey also talks about specific manouvers and the introduction of coloured smoke into the performances.

Snowbirds - TV special - Moose Jaw - 20th reunion

Item is original camera tape footage taken for the one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's aerobatic team, the Snowbirds. Includes footage of O.B. Philp giving his speech at the 20th anniversary Snowbirds reunion banquet in Moose Jaw, S.K. in 1990, some shots of the audience listening and reacting to the speech.

Snowbirds - TV special - Moose Jaw - 20th reunion

Item is original camera tape footage taken for the one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's aerobatic team, the Snowbirds. Includes footage of the conclusion for O.B. Philp's [affectionately known as Obie] speech at the 20th anniversary Snowbirds reunion banquet in Moose Jaw, S.K. in 1990, some shots of the audience listening and reacting to the speech. O.B. Philp then presents a poem about the Snowbirds, which is read by Major Dan Dempsey. Bill Johnson joins O.B. Philp at the podium and they present a copy of their book about the Snowbirds to Major Dan Dempsey, then Dempsey presents O.B. Philps with a stained glass piece. Footage continues with an interview with outgoing Snowbirds Team Lead Major Dan Dempsey.

Snowbirds - TV special - Moose Jaw - 20th reunion

Item is original camera tape footage taken for the one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's aerobatic team, the Snowbirds. Includes footage of the Snowbirds alumni reunion which took place in October of 1990 in Moose Jaw, S.K. People checking in to the event and signing the guest book. Ambient noise. Interviews with [Al?] an American air show organizer, a former Snowbird pilot (1983-1984), and Yogi Kuyghebaert [?] a former Snowbirds pilot (interview continues on MI-431).

Snowbirds - TV special - Moose Jaw - 20th reunion

Item is original camera tape footage taken for the one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's aerobatic team, the Snowbirds. Includes footage of Snowbirds pilots and mechanics congratulating each other after a performance, spectators, a military band and a ceremony to welcome new Snowbirds team members and bid farewell to departing ones, tape ends with mingling after the ceremony between families, Snowbirds alumni, Snowbirds team members and military personnel.

Snowbirds - TV special - Moose Jaw - 20th reunion

Item is original camera tape footage taken for the one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's aerobatic team, the Snowbirds. Includes an interview with Snowbirds Team Lead Stephan, an interview Dennis [?] and another Snowbirds team member in 1981-1982 and Team Lead from 1987-1988, an interview with a pilot [Bill] who is a fan of the Snowbirds but not a member of the Snowbirds, he talks about the skill of the Snowbirds pilots and comments on how other pilots view the skill displayed in the Snowbirds' show, ends with banquet scenes from the 20th anniversary celebration of the Snowbirds in Moose Jaw, S.K., including speeches, presentations and the audience clapping and listening.

Snowbirds - Venez Voler Avec Nous [come fly with us], English with French subtitles

Film is a theatrical short produced for the 20th Anniversary of the Canadian Forces Air Demonstration Squadron, "The Snowbirds." This version has french narration, french credits, and french subtitles.
Yaletown Productions obtained distribution for the film across Canada; it played in theatres as a short before the Demi Moore feature film "Mortal Thoughts" (1991).
Produced by Yaletown Productions for the Department of National Defense. Music by Steven Vitali.

Snowbirds: Come fly with us [English]

Film was a theatrical short produced for the 20th Anniversary of the Canadian Forces Air Demonstration Squadron, The Snowbirds. Yaletown Productions obtained distribution for the film across Canada; it played in theatres as a short before the Demi Moore feature film "Mortal Thoughts" (1991).
Produced by Yaletown Productions for the Department of National Defense, Canada. Music by Steven Vitali.

Soldiers on ship leaving port

Item is an amateur film which captures a ship full of Canadian soldiers departing. The soldiers wave toward those seeing them off from the docks; some soldiers dangle their feet from the side of the ship, while others climb for a better view. A band can also be seen playing before the ship departs from its berth.

Stone Symposium - Sympos[ium] Crane

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of Canadian Reserve soldiers helping move sculptures using a crane, as well as footage of people photographing and filming the process. Artists believed to be featured include Wolfgang Kubach, Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, Jiro Sugawara, Joan D. Gambioli, and Michael Prentice. The main sculpture being moved is "Horizontal Column" by Wolfgang Kubach and Maria Kubach-Wilmsen.

Stone Symposium - Sympos[ium] crane

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium. The film contains footage of Canadian Reserve soldiers helping move sculptures using a crane. Artists believed to be featured include Wolfgang Kubach and Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, and Michael Prentice. The main sculpture being moved is "Horizontal Column" by Wolfgang Kubach and Maria Kubach-Wilmsen.

Stone Symposium - Sympos[ium] crane

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of Canadian Reserve soldiers helping move sculptures using a crane, as well as footage of children watching the process. Artists believed to be featured include Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, Jiro Sugawara, David Marshall, Mathias Hietz, and Adolf Ryszka. The main sculpture being moved is "Travertine Sculpture 75" by David Marshall.

Stone Symposium - Symposium Crane

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of Canadian Reserve soldiers helping move sculptures using a crane, as well as footage of people photographing and filming the process. Artists believed to be featured include Wolfgang Kubach, Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, and Jiro Sugawara. The main sculpture being moved is "Horizontal Column" by Wolfgang Kubach and Maria Kubach-Wilmsen.

Those magnificent Snowbirds - The first 20 years

Item is a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's aerobatic air team, the Snowbirds. Narrated by Leslie Nielsen. The documentary begins by following the eight men trying out for the four spaces in the 1990 Snowbirds team, then discussing the history of aviation in Canada and the Canadian military, the majority of the film focuses on the training of the Snowbirds team and the outreach and shows they perform. Ending with the final show of the 20th anniversary season. Digital edited master (no supers). Version has blackout breaks for commercials. Yaletown Productions, produced in cooperation with U.TV/CKVU Vancouver and the Global Television Network and in cooperation with the Department of National Defense Canada; executive producers Ken Jubenvill and I.H. Asper; co-producers Stan Thomas and Peter Viner; associate producer Susan Brinton; director of photography Bob Gibson; additional photography Bob Ennis and Cpl. Marc Cossette; technical adviser Major Dan Dempsey.

Those magnificent snowbirds - The first 20 years

Item is a copy of "Canada's magnificent snowbirds - 20th Anniversary" one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's aerobatic team, the Snowbirds. The documentary begins with an overall set up of a child wanting to grow up to be a Snowbird pilot. The story of the Snowbirds begins with try outs for four new Snowbirds pilots and moves on to the history of aerobatic flight teams in Canada. Using a mix of narration, interviews and historical footage the history of the Snowbirds is laid out and then the narration moves into practice, training and the designing of the new airshow routine for the 1991, 20th Anniversary, season. Leaving the training base in Moose Jaw, S.K. the Snowbirds team travels to Comox, B.C. for an airshow. The documentary continues with an overview of the role of the Snowbirds and their goals on their public relations and air show role. Themes touch on why the Snowbirds have lasted as long as they have and why they will continue on into the future. In addition to shots of crowds and performances two airshow promoters from the USA are interviewed. Back in Moose Jaw at the end of the 1991 season there is a reunion of alumni pilots. The documentary ends with a final performance of the 20th season and a child on a beach inspired to someday be a Snowbird pilot. Narrated by Leslie Neilsen. Cassette version edited from D-2. This is the superless cassette version - no blacks or bumpers.

Victoria - Government House, royal visit footage, and soldiers departing

Item is a film which contains some of Douglas Scott's footage of the royal visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Victoria, British Columbia, in May of 1939. The film captures a car approaching Government House; Margaret by the water; intertitles reading "We leave their majesties steaming Eastward, back to their family at the Heart of the Empire - while Canadians from the Atlantic to Pacific unite in loyalty and affection for our Sailor King and his gracious consort," and "The Straits of Juan de Fuca : In the foreground Canada - in the background the towering Olympic Range in the United States - two great nations living together in peace and Amity;" a large pole being painted by a man elevated by a pulley; the fountains and structures of the British Columbia Parliament Buildings illuminated for the royal visit; the parade, a marching band, and Mounties; a golf game; flowers; and youths riding horses. The end of the film captures soldiers marching.

Victoria - Remembrance Day

Item is an amateur film which captures Remembrance Day proceedings in Victoria, British Columbia. A ceremony is being held on the grounds of the British Columbia Parliament Buildings and the Inner Harbour area, where soldiers and veterans in ceremony stand around the War Memorial. The soldiers march and line up, various men in formal dress take turns placing a wreath at the base of the statue (including Premier Duff Pattullo), and a military band plays. The film closes with a blurry shot of Margaret.

[Flight of the Sky hawks, original camera source tapes] 310

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Primarily the aerial footage (shot by a fellow sky-diver) captures the sky diving and parachuting performances of the Sky hawks. Some of the aerial footage was shot at Royal Rhodes Military College. Other locations have not been identifed. Additional footage is included that was shot on the ground of a Sky hawks team breifing with Pierre (shot from several angles), and the men getting dressed for a show and checking each others' parachutes and equipment, airplanes taxing, the Sky hawks team practicing thier show on the ground 'dirt dive,' the men chatting near the airplane, and the Sky hawks team entering the airplane. Original camera source tape. Silent.

[Flight of the Sky hawks, original camera source tapes] 311

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Some footage is shot from another airplane of the airplane and the Sky hawks jumping out of it and some is shot in the airplane with the Sky Hawks before they jump and as they jump. Some is shot from the ground of airplanes. Transfer of the original camera source tape. Silent.

[Flight of the Sky hawks, original camera source tapes] 312

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Includes footage of the Sky hawks jumping out of an airplane shot from an adjacent airplane. Shots from the ground includes footage of the Sky hawks parachuting to the ground and performing tricks, and airplanes. Transfer of the original camera source tapes 6, 7, 8.

[Flight of the Sky hawks, original camera source tapes] 313

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Includes footage of the Sky Hawks demonstration team, shot from the ground, of the Sky hawks performing sky diving and parachuting tricks, and landing, as well as airplanes flying, and the smoke and flag marking the drop zone. Includes footage shot by a fellow sky diver of men in green camouflage military uniforms parachuting. There are also shots taken using a fish-eye lense of men doing practice parachute jumps from a tower using wires. The fish-eye lense is also used in some sky diving and parachuting shots - the camera is attached to the mid-section of a Sky hawk member rather than to a helmet. Includes some footage of the Sky hawks performing taken by another sky diver, not using a fish-eye lense. Transfered from original camera source tapes 9 and 10A. Silent.

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