• Short Summary

    High-ranking French Government Officials accepted the tenth and last of an order of CL-215 Aircraft from Canadair recently.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Men looking at CL-215; pilot in plane (2 shots)
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    2.
    SV Officials looking at aircraft PAN TO aircraft
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    3.
    SV Mr. Kearns speaking PAN TO people listening
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    4.
    CU & SV Handing over plate
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    SV Three planes passing over and drop water
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    CU Aircraft on ground and CU water chutes (2 shots)
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    LV Aircraft over dropping water
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    CU Cockpit
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    SV Aircraft passing over
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    LV Forest fire (2 shots)
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    LV Aircraft over
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    CU Pilot pressing button
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    LV & SV Picking up water from lake
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    AV Aircraft over forest
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    LV Forest fire and aircraft over
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    CU Pilot in aircraft
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    LV Aircraft over dropping water
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    CU Pilot in aircraft over lake picking up water (2 shots)
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    19.
    LV Fire and aircraft over dropping water (2 shots)
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    Initials PAF/JH/MH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: High-ranking French Government Officials accepted the tenth and last of an order of CL-215 Aircraft from Canadair recently. The CL-215 is a fire-fighting aircraft which drops thousands of gallons of water on fires.

    Colonel Jean Grebil, chief of the French Military Technical Mission in North America, received No. 10's logbook and then told the gathering "We have to be thankful to Canadair for designing an aircraft with a better performance for fire-fighting".

    Mr. F.R. Kearns, the President of Canadair, presented an engraved silver tray to Prefet J. Perreau Pradier, the director of the "Protection Civile France." He requested that the tray be hung on the wall of the mess at the Marignane headquarters of the "Protection Civile."
    Before the ceremony there was an impressive water-bombing demonstration by three Candair CL-215s. They flew over the airfield and dropped 3,600 gallons of water in one pass.

    In order to actually fight a fire, such as a forest fire, the aircraft need much more one load of water. The CL-215 has special equipment which enables it to suck up additional loads of water whilst it skims over the surface of a lake. It can in this way keep "refuelling" with water and so shower the fire frequently.

    The South of France has often been the scene of serious forest fires, and it is very probable that these aircraft will be employed in that region, and also in "the Landes" between Bordeaux and the Spanish frontier.

    Canada itself has huge expanses of forests and fires are a constant danger to life, both human and wildlife. Quebec Province has ordered 15 of the CL-215 fire-fighting aircraft and will receive delivery to its first aircraft in the very near future.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4U0U4M4KN8QRJN9JC1R95EJ1G
    Media URN:
    VLVA4U0U4M4KN8QRJN9JC1R95EJ1G
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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