• Short Summary

    COMPETITORS FOR THIS YEAR'S WORLD GLIDING CHAMPIONSHIPS TODAY (SATURDAY) BEGAN PRACTICE FOR THE TITLES WHICH BEGIN NEXT SATURDAY.

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    CU POSTER WORLD GLIDING CHAMPIONSHIPS 1965
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    GV PAN GLIDERS FROM VARIOUS COUNTRIES
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    LV GLIDERS No.65 FROM NEW ZEALAND
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    CU REX HANDLEY FROM NEW ZEALAND FIXING RUDDER (2 SHOTS)
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    LV FRENCH GLIDER TAKING OUT OF TRALIER
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    SV FRENCH TEAM EXAMINING GLIDER
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    LV PAN GLIDER No. 83 (AUSTRALIAN)
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    CU PAN FROM WOMAN TO BOB MULLER (LEFT) AND BOB ROWE WHITE
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    CU BOB ROWE
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    SV INT...GLIDER No. 51 GERMANY IN THE WORKSHOP
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    CU WORLD CHAMPION HERR HUTH LOOKS AT AIR BRAKE
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    GV PAN GLIDER No. 54 (BG) LANDING
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    SV PAN GLIDER No. 77 (USA) WALLEY SCOT WALKS ALONG SIDE GLIDER (2 SHOTS)
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    SCU & CU MAKULA (POLISH) ALSO WORLD CHAMPION TAKING TO GIRL - LOOKING AT MAP
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    GV GLIDER No. 52 (GERMANY) IN THE AIR
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    CU MARGARETA RATSENSKAIA (USSR) HEAD OF GLIDER ON CENTRAL COMMITTEE, SHE LOOKS SKYWARDS
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    GV GERMAN GLIDER LANDING
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    SPORT: GLIDING

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    Background: COMPETITORS FOR THIS YEAR'S WORLD GLIDING CHAMPIONSHIPS TODAY (SATURDAY) BEGAN PRACTICE FOR THE TITLES WHICH BEGIN NEXT SATURDAY. THE VENUE FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIPS IS THE ROYAL AIR FORCE STATION AT SOUTH CERNEY, IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE, WHERE PILOTS AND THEIR SAILPLANES HAVE BEEN GATHERING FOR THE PAST FEW DAYS.

    ABOUT 90 PILOTS FROM 29 COUNTRIES HAVE ENTERED THE CHAMPIONSHIPS, WHICH ARE HELD EVERY TWO YEARS. COMPETITORS REPRESENT EVERY CONTINENT WITH THE SMALLEST ENTRY COMING FROM INDIA, WHICH HAS ONE PILOT ENTERED IN THE STANDARD COMPETITION.

    TWO CLASSES WILL BE CONTESTED DURING THE CHAMPIONSHIPS WHICH WILL LAST FROM MAY 29 TO JUNE 13. DEFENDING THE OPEN CLASS WILL BE EDWARD MAKULA, OF POLAND, WHO AT 34 YEARS OF AGE HAS AN IMPRESSIVE RECORD OF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SUCCESSES GOING BACK TO THE 1958 CHAMPIONSHIP IN POLAND.

    DEFENDING THE STANDARD CLASS TITLE WILL BE HEINZE HUTH, OF WEST GERMANY, WHO AT 54 YEARS OF AGE WILL BE THE OLDEST COMPETING PILOT. HE WILL BE ENDEAVOURING TO WIN THE STANDARD CLASS TITLE FOR THE THIRD TIME IN A ROW - HE WON IT IN GERMANY IN 1960 AND IN ARGENTINA IN 1963.

    AT LEAST 27 OF THE PILOTS HAVE ACHIEVED THEIR THREE DIAMOND 'C' BADGES, THE HIGHEST AWARDS IN GLIDING. EACH OF THE DIAMOND C'S REPRESENTS AN OUTSTANDING FLIGHT; ONE TO A CHOSEN PLACE AT LEAST 186 (296 KMS) AWAY, ONE FLIGHT OF MORE THAN 311 MILES (497 KMS), AND ONE FLIGHT WHERE THE PILOT CLIMBS TO MORE THAN 16,404 FEET (4920 METRES) AFTER BEING LAUNCHED.

    THE MAJORITY OF THE OTHER PILOTS HOLD EITHER ONE OR TWO DIAMOND C'S, INDICATING THAT COMPETITION AND FLYING SHOULD REACH GREAT HEIGHTS DURING THE WORLD GLIDING CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR 1965.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8UZI1AKQ0AZ0MNVP8DGA91MW1
    Media URN:
    VLVA8UZI1AKQ0AZ0MNVP8DGA91MW1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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