• Short Summary

    TWO FRENCH WOMEN IN THE SAME CRAFT SET A NEW WORLD ALTITUDE RECORD FOR GLIDERS, OVER FRANCE, DEC 13.

  • Description

    1.
    LV GLIDERS
    0.04

    2.
    SV DENISE TROUILLARD AT CONTROLS, SUZANNE SUCHET SEATED BEHIND HER, PREPARING TO TAKE OFF
    0.08

    3.
    SCU PAN..DITTO
    0.12

    4.
    SCU CONTROLS
    0.14

    5.
    SV S.SUCHET PULLING GLIDER MOOD DOWN
    0.17

    6.
    CU EMBLEM ON SIDE OF GLIDER
    0.20

    7.
    GV SINGLE ENGINED TOW-PLANE TAXIES FOR TAKE OFF
    0.22

    8.
    GV GLIDER TAKES OFF
    0.26

    9.
    REAR V..PILOT OF SINGLE ENGINED TOW-PLANE
    0.29

    10.
    AIR TO AIR LV..GLIDER FREE FROM TOWING LINE ( 2 SHOTS)
    0.42

    11.
    REAR V.. OF PILOT
    0.45

    12.
    LV GLIDER
    0.48

    13.
    SV PEOPLE ON GROUND WATCH GLIDER COME IN TO LAND
    0.51

    14.
    LV GLIDER LANDS, FRIENDS RUN OUT, GREETING DENISE AND SUZANNE
    1.03

    15.
    SV GIRLS HELPED FROM COCKPIT BY FRIENDS
    1.08

    16.
    LV GROUP
    1.11

    17.
    SV TO SCU..DENISE AND SUZANNE SMILING AFTER BREAKING RECORD
    1.21

    18.
    LV GLIDERS
    1.23



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    Background: TWO FRENCH WOMEN IN THE SAME CRAFT SET A NEW WORLD ALTITUDE RECORD FOR GLIDERS, OVER FRANCE, DEC 13. THE TWO: DENISE TROUILLARD, 36, SECRETARY, AND SUZANNE SUCHET, 26, SCIENCE STUDENT.

    THEY WENT UP TOGETHER FROM ISSOIRE AIRFIELD. FOUR HOURS LATER THEY WERE BACK ON THE GROUND WITH THE NEW RECORD SET AT 8,630 METRES (PREVIOUS RECORD 7,042 SET BY POLISH GLIDERMEN EARLIER THIS MONTH).

    THE GLIDER FOR THE FRENCH ATTEMPT WAS NEW - A PROTOTYPE 'BIJAVE' - AND ON ITS FIRST HIGH FLIGHT. AT 4,200 METRES THEY TURNED ON THE OXYGEN SUPPLY, AT 6,800 METRES ICE FORMED ON THE GLIDER, UP IT CONTINUED ON EXCEPTIONAL THERMALS.. 7,000, 8,000. MILE TROUILLARD, AT THE CONTROLS, EYED THE ALTIMETER, DECIDED TO PROFIT BY THE FAVOURABLE CONDITIONS TO REACH 6,500, THEN THE UNPRECEDENTED 8,630.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA81L7WMQ350GZ7UIH3LD79Q342
    Media URN:
    VLVA81L7WMQ350GZ7UIH3LD79Q342
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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