• Short Summary

    RISSA PELISSIER,FRANCE'S 32-YEAR-OLD FLYING MOTHER YESTERDAY. (SUNDAY), TOOK OFF FROM ISSOIRE, IN FRANCE, FOR RIO DE JANIERO - A DISTANCE OF 6,300 MILES (10 THOUSAND KMS)IT IS THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1935 THAT A WOMAN HAS ATTEMPTED THE FLIGHT SOLO.

  • Description

    RISSA PELISSIER,FRANCE'S 32-YEAR-OLD FLYING MOTHER YESTERDAY. (SUNDAY), TOOK OFF FROM ISSOIRE, IN FRANCE, FOR RIO DE JANIERO - A DISTANCE OF 6,300 MILES (10 THOUSAND KMS)IT IS THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1935 THAT A WOMAN HAS ATTEMPTED THE FLIGHT SOLO.

    MME.PELISSIER, WHO IS MARRIED WITH TWO CHILDREN, HAS BEEN FLYING SINCE SHE WAS SIXTEEN AND HAS MORE THAN 3 THOUSAND FLYING HOURS TO HER CREDIT. APART FROM BEING A MOTHER AND A HOUSEWIFE, SHE ALSO WORKS AS A SALESWOMAN FOR THE WASSMER COMPANY.

    SHE TOOK OFF AT 19 MINUTES PAST NINE YESTERDAY MORNING BOUND FOR CASABLANCA. FROM THERE HER ROUTE IS THROUGH DAKAR. NATAL, THEN ACROSS THE SOUTH ATLANTIC TO RIO DE JANIERO. MME. PELISSIER HOPES TO COMPLETE HER JOURNEY IN 40 HOURS OF FLYING TIME , 13 OF WHICH WILL BE SPENT CROSSING THE ATLANTIC.

    THE SOLO FLIGHT TO RIO HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED BY TWO OTHER WOMEN. BRITAIN'S JEAN BATTEN IN 1931, AND BY ANOTHER FRENCH WOMAN. MARYSE BASTIER IN 1935.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5T0RG4OCH5FGPT66DP5I1EC80
    Media URN:
    VLVA5T0RG4OCH5FGPT66DP5I1EC80
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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