• Short Summary

    Vortices -- tornado-like patterns of air generated in the wake of jet 'planes -- are becoming a growing hazard for light aircraft.

  • Description

    1.
    SV's aircraft landing and taking off (2 shots)
    0.08

    2.
    SV Tornado-like air patterns in wake of aircraft.. named vortices
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    3.
    GV Plane passing, leaving vortices trail
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    4.
    MV Light aircraft in flight
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    5.
    AERIAL V..of ground from light aircraft
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    6.
    MV INTERIOR..'plane model Jumbo Jet revolving on stand beside water tank in laboratory, with scientist attending (3 shots)
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    7.
    MV Model aircraft being passed over water tank
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    8.
    MV Scientists examine model aircraft
    0.51

    9.
    MV Model aircraft shooting dye into water tank (2 shots)
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    Initials ES. 1428 ES. 1446



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Vortices -- tornado-like patterns of air generated in the wake of jet 'planes -- are becoming a growing hazard for light aircraft. Scientists in Laurel, Maryland, are conducting tests on the invisible air masses. A six-foot (about two metres) model aircraft shoots dye into a 300-feet (about 100 metres) water tank in order to simulate the air currents while cameras record the event for future analysis.

    The tests are the first to be done under controlled conditions. Until now research on vortices was based on full-size 'planes flying at low level past smoke towers.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5Y69ETMF4827UGDVF5PQA2L5T
    Media URN:
    VLVA5Y69ETMF4827UGDVF5PQA2L5T
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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