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    Boscombe Down, England: SCU Peter Twiss climbing into cockpit assisted by another man. SV Men standing around watching GV Pan Delter 11 takes off. SV Camera site Sussex. SCU Two observers looking through binoculars, GV Delta 21 speeding across sky leaving a vapour trail from right to left. SCU Man operating camera at Chichester site. GV Plane passing over head. GV PAN Delter 11 lands smoke coming from its tyres as it touches down. SCU Onlookers. FV Delter 11 with nose dropped taxies in and is guided by batman. SCU Front part of Delter 11. Angle V Peter Twiss climbs out of cockpit and stands at top of steps. SV He is congratulated by another man CU Peter Twiss. SCU Showing model of plane. SV Peter Twiss and Man speaking (Nat. sd.) CU Ditto (Nat. sd.) SCU Peter Twiss and Captain Slade and Norman Austin.


    SV Peter Twiss.

    No its not really, the height you go the impression of speed is very small apart from the instruments you have and the information you get from the ground one doesn't realise your travelling at that speed at all.

    Norman Austin

    CU What was your greatest difficulty?. What do you have to concentrate on most?.

    CU Peter Twiss.

    My problem was maintaining the height during the actual run the rule for obtaining this record we were actually flying at 38,000 ft, 7 miles above the surface of the earth.

    SCU Norman Austin.

    Well thank you very much and hearty congratulations to both of you, to you Peter Twiss and to you Captain Slade. Well done.


    SCU Nose of Delta. CU Peter Twiss. SV Side V Peter Twiss. SV Delta with man talking to Peter Twiss on step ladder. SV Delta moving batman signing. GV Delta with people round it. SCU Captain Slade and official. GV Peter Twiss getting out of Delta people round. Angle V Peter Twiss getting out of Delta. CU Cockpit. FV Delta coming towards camera. LV Line of vapour smoke in the sky made by Delta. CU Two men. LV Delta travelling in air. SCU Three officials. CU Two different types. SCU Delta pan along nose.

    Aviation; Personalities - Records; (Lionel) Peter Twiss (b. 1921)


    Boscombe Down

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