Made in 1941 by the Crown Film Unit, 'Ferry Pilot' focuses on the work of the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA). By 1941, literally hundreds of RAF fighters and bombers needed to be flown each day between aircraft factories, maintenance depots and RAF aerodromes. This vital task was carried out by the men and women of the ATA, a civilian air force operating from their own pools and stations all over Britain. The film features coverage of the ATA's own fleet of Ansons, as well as some excellent Spitfire film and very rare footage of the Whitley bomber, including take-off and in-cockpit sequences. Bonus film: Made in 1944 by the RAF Film Production Unit, 'Big Pack' is a dramatised documentary looking at the work of Maintenance Command. Everything the RAF required, from a Lancaster bomber to an airman's socks, had to be stored, packed and delivered by Maintenance Command; some 2,750,000 items a month! The film also includes coverage of the ATA delivering Hurricanes needed for a new offensive.