The Handley Page Herald was a tough, reliable, feederliner that earned respect from all who flew it, but never gained the success it really deserved.
The Herald's story starts in 1955, when it first flew with four piston engines. These were eventually replaced with two Dart turbo-props, to enable it to compete with the similarly powered Fokker F27 Friendship.
Handley Page then sent the Herald on several exacting sales tours to places as far apart as Peru and the Philippines. Fully restored film from the Company's archives brings you Heralds in action on these trips, as well as in service with Sadia in Brazil, BEA in Scotland, Channel Express at Standsted and with various other operators including Bavaria, Globe Air and Itavia.
A mock-up of the military HP124, rather like an Andover, is also shown, together with Malaysian and Jordanian Air Force Heralds.
There is also a guided tour of the Herald's cockpit and flight instruments, all of which seem quite primitive compared with today's glass cockpits.
Altogether a great DVD about a fascinating British airliner.
In NTSC DVD format and region-free with a runtime of about 57 minutes.