• Short Summary

    THERE WAS A TIME WHEN SUCH PURSUITS AS FLYING PAPER AIRCRAFT WERE ALMOST THE EXCLUSIVE PRESERVE OF SMALL BOYS.

  • Description

    THERE WAS A TIME WHEN SUCH PURSUITS AS FLYING PAPER AIRCRAFT WERE ALMOST THE EXCLUSIVE PRESERVE OF SMALL BOYS. NOW THE ADULTS HAVE TAKEN OVER.

    THE FINALS OF A COMPETITION TO FIND THE WORLD'S BEST PAPER AIRCRAFT TOOK PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE ON TUESDAY. IT WAS ORGANISED BY A LEADING AMERICAN SCIENTIFIC MAGAZINE.

    THE MAGAZINE'S PUBLISHERS HAD NOTED THE FACT THAT A LOT OF TODAY'S JETS CLOSELY RESEMBLED THE DESIGNS OF THE PAPER AIRCRAFT THEY FLEW AS BOYS. SO THEY SET UP THE CONTEST TO FIND OUT WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN (PAPER) AERODYNAMICS.

    THE CONTEST DREW AN ENTHUSIASTIC RESPONSE. ENTRIES POURED IN FROM OVERSEAS COUNTRIES. JAPAN LED THE OVERSEAS COMPETITORS WITH 700 ENTRIES. ENGLAND CAME SECOND WITH 75.

    IN ALL THE CONTEST ATTRACTED MORE THAN 10 THOUSAND ENTRIES FROM 4,662 PEOPLE. THE ORGANISERS SAY IT WAS NOT POSSIBLE TO COUNT ALL THE ENTRIES -- BECAUSE SOME OF THEM BLEW AWAY.

    THE CONTEST WAS JUDGED IN TWO SECTIONS. "PROFESSIONAL" ENTRIES CAME FROM PEOPLE CONNECTED WITH THE AIR INDUSTRY AND THERE WERE FOUR AWARDS IN THE SECTION.

    NON-PROFESSIONAL ENTRANTS ALSO COMPETED FOR FOUR AWARDS, COVERING THE TIME IN FLIGHT, DISTANCE FLOWN, AEROBATICS AND ORIGAMI -- THE JAPANESE ART OF PAPER - FOLDING.

    WINNERS INCLUDED A PHYSICIST, A RETIRED U.S. NAVY OFFICER, A UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR AND AN ARCHITECT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA96A6SFJP02GPCOZCMOXE6P9IE
    Media URN:
    VLVA96A6SFJP02GPCOZCMOXE6P9IE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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