• Short Summary

    The First Hawker 'Hunter' Mark 6 aircraft of the one hundred for the Swiss Air Force was handed over at Dunsfold aerodrome today and flown by a Swiss pilot.

  • Description

    The First Hawker 'Hunter' Mark 6 aircraft of the one hundred for the Swiss Air Force was handed over at Dunsfold aerodrome today and flown by a Swiss pilot. He is Hans Hafliger, test pilot of the Service Technique Militaire, Switzerland. The Swiss pilot was shown over the controls and 'Briefed' before his first flight, by Mr. A. W. 'Bill' Bedford, Hawker's chief test pilot. Then, Mr. Hafliger taxied away and took off for a trial run which included several 'touch-downs' he expressed his satisfaction with the handling of this supersonic single-seater fighter of the latest type.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5I8PYSOTJ7AAJWLO3O9H2UU3E
    Media URN:
    VLVA5I8PYSOTJ7AAJWLO3O9H2UU3E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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