• Short Summary

    JAPAN'S FIRST MAN-POWERED AIRCRAFT FLEW A DISTANCE OF 15 FEET (FIVE METRES) AT AN ALTITUDE OF ONE FOOT (30 CENTIMETRES) AT AN AIRFIELD ON SUNDAY (FEB 27).

  • Description

    JAPAN'S FIRST MAN-POWERED AIRCRAFT FLEW A DISTANCE OF 15 FEET (FIVE METRES) AT AN ALTITUDE OF ONE FOOT (30 CENTIMETRES) AT AN AIRFIELD ON SUNDAY (FEB 27).

    ITS STUDENT PILOT, 22-YEAR-OLD MUNETAKA OKAMIYA, HAD TO PEDAL FURIOUSLY. A FOURTH YEAR AERONAUTICS ENGINEER, HE HAD UNDERGONE SIX MONTHS VIGOROUS TRAINING IN CYCLING AND RUNNING.

    THE PROPELLOR-DRIVEN PLANE; THE LINNET, WAS DESIGNED BY PROFESSOR HIDEMASA KIMURA OF NIHON UNIVERSITY AND A GROUP OF HIS STUDENTS.

    THE AIRCRAFT WAS FIRST TESTED AT THE SAME AIRPORT ON FEB 20. IT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. IT TOOK THE PROFESSOR AND HIS STUDENTS THREE YEARS TO PREPARE THE AIRCRAFT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2V3V1RDM0MPGG6O58T25JY0FM
    Media URN:
    VLVA2V3V1RDM0MPGG6O58T25JY0FM
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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