• Short Summary

    FOR THE PAST TWO WEEKS AN AMERICAN-BORN NUN FROM THE INTERNATIONAL MISSIONARY TRAINING HOSPITAL, OF THE MEDICAL MISSIONARIES OF MARY DROGHEDA, HAS BEEN A FAMILIAR PASSENGER ON THE DROGHEDA-DUBLIN BUS.

  • Description

    1.
    LV SISTER CYCLING
    0.04

    2.
    CU SIGN "IRISH AERO CLUB"
    0.07

    3.
    SV PAN.. RIDING INTO ENTRANCE
    0.11

    4.
    SV SISTER TOWARDS PLANE
    0.15

    5.
    CU LOOKING AT ENGINE (2 SHOTS)
    0.21

    6.
    SV SISTER INSPECTS PROPELLER
    0.26

    7.
    SV CLIMBING INTO COCKPIT
    0.30

    8.
    SV INSTRUCTOR INTO PLANE
    0.35

    9.
    CU SISTER AND INSTRUCTOR
    0.38

    10.
    CU INSTRUCTOR SPEAKS INTO MICROPHONE
    0.45

    11.
    LV PAN..PLANE TAKES OFF
    0.50

    12.
    SHOT FROM PLANE.. OFF RUNWAY PAN TO SISTER IN PLANE
    0.58

    13.
    AIR V..COUNTRY-SIDE
    1.01

    14.
    CU SISTER AT CONTROLS
    1.04

    15.
    CU CONTROLS
    1.06

    16.
    AIR V..COUNTRY-SIDE THROUGH COCKPIT
    1.08

    17.
    CU SISTER
    1.09

    18.
    LV PLANE LANDING
    1.14



    Initials AA/V-S/JH/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: FOR THE PAST TWO WEEKS AN AMERICAN-BORN NUN FROM THE INTERNATIONAL MISSIONARY TRAINING HOSPITAL, OF THE MEDICAL MISSIONARIES OF MARY DROGHEDA, HAS BEEN A FAMILIAR PASSENGER ON THE DROGHEDA-DUBLIN BUS. SHE PACKS HER BAGS EVERY MORNING FOR A 60 MILE (97 KILOMETRE) ROUND TRIP OF DUBLIN AIRPORT WHERE SHE IS TAKING FLYING LESSONS.

    SISTER M. SEAN UNDERWOOD, FROM PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE, TAKES A BUS INTO DUBLIN WHERE SHE COLLECTS HER BICYCLE FROM THE "COACHMEN'S INN" AND THEN CYCLES TO THE AIRPORT FOR HER LESSONS. BECAUSE SHE WILL SOON BE FLYING SOLO IN THE TURKANA DESERT, KENYA, SHE ALSO LEARNS HOW TO CHECK THE LIGHT AIRCRAFT'S ENGINE, AS WELL AS HOW TO FLY THE PLANE.

    INSTRUCTOR THOMSON BOYCE IS TEACHING SISTER MARY SEAN TO FLY. SHE SAYS THE IRISH COUNTRYSIDE LOOKS MARVELLOUS FROM THE AIR, AND SHE IS THRILLED WITH FLYING.

    WHEN SHE QUALIFIES, SISTER MARY SEAN WILL JOIN THE ORDER'S MISSION IN EAST AFRICA WHERE ANOTHER FLYING NUN FROM THE ORDER IS CURRENTLY PILOTING A PIPER SUPER CUB ROUND A "PARISH" TWO-THIRDS THE SIZE OF IRELAND.

    THE MEDICAL MISSIONARIES OF MARY DROGHEDA HOPE TO HAVE A TOTAL OF FOUR FLYING NUNS IN EAST AFRICA. THE WORK OF THEIR FIRST PILOT INCLUDES ASSIGNMENTS RANGING FROM TRANSPORTING WATER AND FOOD TO CARRYING AND COLLECTING SISTER DOCTOR ON URGENT CALLS AROUND THE "PARISH".

    THE MEDICAL MISSIONARIES OF MARY, FOUNDED IN 1937, HAVE MISSIONS IN 13 COUNTRIES STRETCHING OVER FOUR CONTINENTS. THEY HAVE MISSIONS IN NIGERIA, TANZANIA, ANGOLA, UGANDA. ETHIOPIA, MALAWI, KENYA, AND FOUNDATIONS IN ENGLAND, ITALY, SPAIN, U.S.A. AND IRELAND.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5KOMKD6SL8WMRPMDHB9DNTQT2
    Media URN:
    VLVA5KOMKD6SL8WMRPMDHB9DNTQT2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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