A Swiss pilot, Dr. E. Iselin, won a novel balloon "fox hunt" contest over Holland,?
SV Sign "International Balloon Race -- Holland"
LV Swiss balloon being prepared
GV Four balloons being filled with gas
LV Competitors in balloon ready to take off
SV Mrs. Nini Boesmen in balloon
LV Dutch balloon taking off
AIR/VIEW of spectators watching
GAV of other balloons taking off
CU Basket and countryside below
CU Mrs. Boesman in balloon
CU Looking at map
ANGLE/SHOT looking up at balloon.
AIR/SHOT of countryside from balloon
AIR/VIEW of French balloon in air
CU Mrs. Boesman pulling at ropes
SV Balloons nearing ground
ANGLE/SHOT pulling at ropes of balloon
CU Mrs. Boesmen pulling at ropes from ground
SV Balloon deflating on ground.
LV Cows running away
LV Swiss balloon nearing ground
SV Swiss balloon landing
CU Dr. Iselin of Switzerland, the winner
SPORT: BALLOON RACING
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Background: A Swiss pilot, Dr. E. Iselin, won a novel balloon "fox hunt" contest over Holland, May 11. It was organised by the Hague Balloon Club.
Six balloons - two Dutch and one each from Switzerland, Belgium, France and Germany - took off from the Hague.Drifting in a northerly wind, they landed about 2 1/4 hours later (and some 70 kilometres away) at the village of Wouw, in south-west Holland.
One of the Dutch balloons - "Oxygenium", piloted by the well-known Dutch woman balloonist, Mrs. Nini Boesman, - was the "fox." It took off a little ahead of the other five, "hunters". Their object was to follow it, and land as close to it as possible when it came down.
To qualify, they had to land within a 5-kilometre circle of it. Dr. Iselin skilfully brought his balloon down within no more than 200 metres of the "fox".