• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH AND FRENCH PROTOTYPES OF THE ANGLO-FRENCH SUPERSONIC AIRLINER CONCORDE CAME TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY (7 JUNE) AT THE PARIS AIR SHOW.

  • Description

    1.
    GV AIRCRAFT ON AIRFIELD
    0.03

    2.
    GV FRONT VIEW OF FRENCH CONCORDE ON GROUND
    0.08

    3.
    GV BLERIOT ON AIRFIELD
    0.11

    4.
    GV CAMERAMEN
    0.13

    5.
    GV BLERIOT TAKING OFF
    0.37

    6.
    GV ENGLISH CONCORDE IN FLIGHT
    0.48

    7.
    GV CAMERAMEN
    0.51

    8.
    GV ENGLISH CONCORDE IN FLIGHT
    0.57

    9.
    MV FRENCH CONCORDE TAKING OFF
    1.25

    10.
    LV BOTH CONCORDES IN FLIGHT
    1.34

    11.
    GV CAMERAMEN
    1.37

    12.
    SCU FRENCH CONCORDE LANDING
    1.52



    Initials GL/V/MR/BB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE BRITISH AND FRENCH PROTOTYPES OF THE ANGLO-FRENCH SUPERSONIC AIRLINER CONCORDE CAME TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY (7 JUNE) AT THE PARIS AIR SHOW. A RECORD 250,000 PEOPLE WERE THERE TO SEE THE HUGE AIRCRAFT FLY TOGETHER OVER LE BOURGET AIRPORT.

    AS THE CROWD WAITED FOR THE ENGLISH CONCORDE 002 TO ARRIVE, THEY WERE SHOWN A MUCH EARLIER PIECE OF FLYING HISTORY. A REPLICA OF THE FRENCH BLERIOT XI, WHICH IN 1909 BECAME THE FIRST AIRCRAFT EVER TO FLY THE ENGLISH CHANNEL.

    CONCORDE 002, BUILT BY THE BRITISH AIRCRAFT CORPORATION, FLEW LOW ACROSS THE AIRFIELD WITH TEST PILOT BRIAN TRUBSHAW AT THE CONTROLS. AS IT CLIMBED AWAY AGAIN, ANDRE TURCAT TOOK OFF FROM LE BOURGET IN SUD AVIATION'S CONCORDE 001.

    THE TWO REVOLUTIONARY PLANES FLEW TOGETHER FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE BRITISH MODEL TURNED BACK TO ENGLAND AND THE FRENCH VERSION CAME IN TO LAND.

    M. TURCAT SAID THIS WEEK THAT THE CONCORDE WOULD BE ABLE TO BREAK THE SOUND BARRIER BY SEPTEMBER AND FLY AT TWICE THE SPEED OF SOUND BY NEXT SPRING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA70OUY57WVUHTY9FV50F3PLDMQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA70OUY57WVUHTY9FV50F3PLDMQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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