• Short Summary

    The supersonic jetliner Concorde, wearing the colours of Air France, made a special 5,400-mile (8,690-km) endurance flight from Paris to Dakar and return last Thursday (5 June) to show off its globe-shrinking capabilities to a group of French V.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Concorde taxing (Air France) (2 shots)
    0.16

    2.
    SV PAN Control Tower TO greeting officials & nose Concorde
    0.26

    3.
    SV Passengers disembarking--Giscard d'Estaing's daughter
    0.30

    4.
    CU Senegal flag PAN TO Crowd around Alain Delon (2 shots)
    0.38

    5.
    CU Charles Trenet speaking with newsmen
    0.50

    6.
    SV Miss Giscard d'Estaing across tarmac
    0.54

    7.
    SV Senegal Information Minister Dr Daouda (right) & official PM's office with two visiting VIP's
    1.01

    8.
    GV Concorde takes off
    1.07



    Initials BJB/1820 BJB-BB/2335



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The supersonic jetliner Concorde, wearing the colours of Air France, made a special 5,400-mile (8,690-km) endurance flight from Paris to Dakar and return last Thursday (5 June) to show off its globe-shrinking capabilities to a group of French V.I.P.'s and celebrities and newsmen on board.

    The outward leg was covered in 2 hours 45 minutes. After a brief stopover for lunch, with an official Senegalese Government greeting party, they were off again, covering the homeward journey in 2 hours 40 minutes to arrive in time for dinner.

    Amongst those on board were Anne Giscard d'Estaing-- daughter of the French President -- actors Alain Delon and Jacques Charron; actresses Mireille Darc and Nicole Courcelle; and singer Charles Trenet.

    The official government party at the airport was headed by Information Minister Dr. Daouda Sow.

    The Dakar flight was one of a series of endurance test flights for the Anglo-French aircraft. The previous week it was loaded with 70 Brazilian V.I.P.'s for a similar round trip from Paris to Rio de Janeiro.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3FWZK2UV6Z6NNQY1EDWQ5PQCF
    Media URN:
    VLVA3FWZK2UV6Z6NNQY1EDWQ5PQCF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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