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    Brazil has an up-to-date parachute group in it's airforce. In fact this unit is the?

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    Flags, several shots of officials present, President Kubitschek passing the formed troups, War minister Lott (Brazil's strong man) saluting the president, several other shots, close shot of President Kubitschek.

    The "Flying Vagons", C-82, planes, starting the demonstrations.

    Coronel SANTA ROSA performing jump nr. 100.000.

    Arises from ground, is congratulated by the president, makes short lecture on parachute activities, - Ground demonstration on parachute equipment - Several parachuters in the air, including 2 dogs. Free jump demonstration done by 8 men. 1 shot of presidential grandstand.

    4 men jump and do not open parachutes for 1.200 feet.

    Heavy equipment, such as 105mm guns are dropped by parachute, with entire success. - One of the parachuting dogs, BIANCA. She has jumped for 36 times already. - Mass jumping, approx. 500 men are shown coming down.

    Final shot of descending parachuters, with others already on the ground.


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    Background: Brazil has an up-to-date parachute group in it's airforce. In fact this unit is the only south American one to operate heavy equipment by parachute. Last Friday, June 13, at CAMACHO airport, near Rio., a demonstration was put up, to commemorate the 100.000st. jump, which was done by the unit commander, Coronel SANTA ROSA. President Kubitschek and other high authorities were present, besides a huge group of special invitees.

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