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31 March 2017

Highways England: Plane silly.

by Andrew MacGregor


Highways England: “Pre-Flight Checks” - 30s

We've all been guilty of zoning out when it comes to the pre-flight safety demonstration. However, this wry ad from Highways England underlines how we'd feel if those in charge skipped those all-important safety checks.

Sure enough, this pilot's non-committal attitude to what's under the bonnet prompts a mass exodus. Still, at least he's given the tyres a good kick.

We like the mixed reactions of the two attendants - the bloke must treat every flight as if it's his last. Switching modes of transport is a clever device, too, reminding motorists of their responsibilities without coming across too dry.


Film Production: Thomas Thomas
Director: Mark Denton Ⓦ
Producer: Debbie Carmichael
Executive Producer: Philippa Thomas
Cinematography: Denis Crossan
Editor: Julian Tranquille @ Cut+Run Ⓦ
Sound Design: Munzie Thind @ Grand Central
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