• Short Summary

    The latest man-powered aircraft was unveiled to the public in England on Saturday (October 23).?

  • Description

    1.
    GV Aircraft in hangar
    0.05

    2.
    SV Pilot pedalling
    0.10

    3.
    GV PAN..aircraft skeleton
    0.18

    4.
    CU Pilot talking from pilot's seat
    0.43

    5.
    GV PAN..Aircraft attempting to and succeeding in getting off ground for short distance
    1.07


    TRANSCRIPT:



    SEQ. 4: PILOT: "It's controlability is very good. I don't know whether we'll get any sonic boom but we do get nearly 16 miles an hour."



    REPORTER: "How long can you pedal and get 16 miles an hour?"



    PILOT: "Well, I flew the longest flight that we did, about 50 or 80 yards. I can't remember exactly, but I certainly wasn't pedalling at full power and I only stopped because we were getting off the runway onto the grass and we didn't want to damage the machine on the rough surface."




    Initials ES. 2.16 ES. 2.25



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The latest man-powered aircraft was unveiled to the public in England on Saturday (October 23). The machine, the latest contender for a prize of GBP10,000 (sterling) for the first man-powered flight over a pre-determined course, was built by apprentices of the British Aircraft Corporation at its factory in Weybridge, Surrey. The pilot talks about the machine in this film -- and the aircraft lifts off the ground on a practice run for a later attempt at the prize money.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9BQLKZMTHKX5ODKKBEPN9RC8T
    Media URN:
    VLVA9BQLKZMTHKX5ODKKBEPN9RC8T
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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