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.
GV Aircraft circles airfield J.Wilsey jumps
SV Parachute floats down.
CU Customs man and motor cyclist watch.
CU Wilsey helped by cadets, is unharnessed.
SV PAN Wilsey rides off on motorcycle.
SPORT: AIR RACING
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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.