• Short Summary

    TWO FRENCH WOMEN IN THE SAME CRAFT SET A NEW WORLD ALTITUDE RECORD FOR GLIDERS, OVER FRANCE, DEC 13.

  • Description

    TWO FRENCH WOMEN IN THE SAME CRAFT SET A NEW WORLD ALTITUDE RECORD FOR GLIDERS, OVER FRANCE, DEC 13. THE TWO: DENISE TROUILLARD, 36, SECRETARY, AND SUZANNE SUCHET, 26, SCIENCE STUDENT.

    THEY WENT UP TOGETHER FROM ISSOIRE AIRFIELD. FOUR HOURS LATER THEY WERE BACK ON THE GROUND WITH THE NEW RECORD SET AT 8,630 METRES (PREVIOUS RECORD 7,042 SET BY POLISH GLIDERMEN EARLIER THIS MONTH).

    THE GLIDER FOR THE FRENCH ATTEMPT WAS NEW - A PROTOTYPE 'BIJAVE' - AND ON ITS FIRST HIGH FLIGHT. AT 4,200 METRES THEY TURNED ON THE OXYGEN SUPPLY, AT 6,800 METRES ICE FORMED ON THE GLIDER, UP IT CONTINUED ON EXCEPTIONAL THERMALS.. 7,000, 8,000. MILE TROUILLARD, AT THE CONTROLS, EYED THE ALTIMETER, DECIDED TO PROFIT BY THE FAVOURABLE CONDITIONS TO REACH 6,500, THEN THE UNPRECEDENTED 8,630.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA81L7WMQ350GZ7UIH3LD79Q342
    Media URN:
    VLVA81L7WMQ350GZ7UIH3LD79Q342
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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