• Short Summary

    With, three days' racing in the Daily Mail London-Paris Air Race still to come, one Competitor today tried a new approach on his way to Marble Arch from the Are de Triomphe.

  • Description

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    GV Aircraft circles airfield J.Wilsey jumps
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    SV Parachute floats down.
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    CU Customs man and motor cyclist watch.
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    CU Wilsey helped by cadets, is unharnessed.
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    SV PAN Wilsey rides off on motorcycle.
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    Initials BA/AN/PB


    SPORT: AIR RACING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: With, three days' racing in the Daily Mail London-Paris Air Race still to come, one Competitor today tried a new approach on his way to Marble Arch from the Are de Triomphe.

    When his aircraft was over Hornchurch, Essex, Senior-Officer Cadet John Wilsey, a cadet from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, leapt into the air, falling freely for several seconds before opening his parachute, He then leapt swiftly on to a motor cycle pillion. Fellow cadets used "walkie-talkie" radio sets to help guide him quickly to Marble Arch. Officer Cadet Wilsey's time from Paris: 2 hr. 39 min. 2 sec., nearly two hours outside the record.

    Another competitor today was Mademoiselle Bleriot, a cousin of the cross-Channel pioneer. Her time was just under 3 hr. 20 min.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA77PRM34O10H4A2TG2JMAPXRZO
    Media URN:
    VLVA77PRM34O10H4A2TG2JMAPXRZO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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