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Birth of a Jet

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Library and Archives Canada: 16mm.
"Documentary on development of DC-8."

"Film about the design, development, and manufacturing of the Douglas Commercial DC8 airliner, and Trans Canada Airlines decision to purchase it. Shots include: Douglas factory at Long Beach, California; production line; parts being assembled; wind tunnel testing; official roll-out on April 19, 1958; testing on the runway and first flight - May 30, 1958; other military aircraft and former commercial aircraft made by Douglas; interior shots of the DC8; stewardesses serving drinks and meals; and exterior shots of the Trans Canada Airlines DC8 in flight."