VISNEWS interviewed Group Captain Ryder, RAF entrant in the London-Paris 'Daily Mail' air race, after he arrived at the London checkpoint, July 15, as the fastest contestant to date.
TV PAN Westlake arrives Marble Arch
SV Westlake into checkpoint
STV Westlake interviewed
TV PAN Ryder Arrives
ZOOM IN "Ryder's Time - 44mins. 37 secs."
CU PAN RAF Badge to Ryder
SV People applaud
LV to SCU Interview with Ryder
"Group Captain Ryder........ I was a passenger."
SPORT: AIR RACING
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Background: VISNEWS interviewed Group Captain Ryder, RAF entrant in the London-Paris 'Daily Mail' air race, after he arrived at the London checkpoint, July 15, as the fastest contestant to date. With a combination of car, Sycamore helicopter, Hunter jet plane, helicopter and motor-cycle, he covered the 214 miles in 44 minutes 37 seconds.- an average speed of 288 mph.
This was his second attempt. From London to Paris he clocked 47 mins. 45 secs.
The second fastest man in this imagination-firing race, Lieutenant Westlake of the Royal Signals team, entered a time of 45 mins. 53 secs today. When he arrived at Marble Arch, London, VISNEWS interviewed him.
The man who set the pace in this race commemorating Bleriot's pioneer cross-Channel flight 50 years ago was Special Air Services Captain, 'Red Rory' Walker. On Monday he reached Paris in 57 mins. 47 secs.
Service teams, club teams, private individuals - people from all walks of life - are taking part in this challenging and novel air race. It's not only the ingenuity of working out split second time-tables but the novelty of transport that counts. And it's not only the challenge of the race that inspires competitors - there's a cash prize of GBP10,000