• Short Summary

    AN AIR SPOTTER SERVICE IS KEEPING AN EYE ON THE ANIMALS OF KENYA'S NATIONAL PARKS.?

  • Description

    AN AIR SPOTTER SERVICE IS KEEPING AN EYE ON THE ANIMALS OF KENYA'S NATIONAL PARKS. AMONG ITS JOBS -- COUNTING ELEPHANTS AT CENSUS TIME, WATCHING FOR POACHERS AND BUSH FIRES.

    THREE PIPER CUB AIRCRAFT ARE THE AIR EYES OF THE NATIONAL PARKS AND GAME DEPARTMENT. THEY WERE HANDED OVER YESTERDAY (TUESDAY).

    AS WELL AS THE NORMAL DUTIES OF GAME WARDEN OF THE AIR, THEY WILL BE USED TO EVACUATE SICK PEOPLE AND THOSE MAROONED IN THE WET SEASON.

    A DEMONSTRATION FLIGHT... PUT ON TO SHOW THE PIPER CUBS CAPABILITIES. IT CAN TAKE OFF FROM ROUGH STRIPS, IN A VERY SHORT DISTANCE, AND CAN ALSO FLY AT SLOW SPEEDS. THE PLANE CARRIES TWO PASSENGERS, A LOAD OF FIFTY POUNDS, AND HAS A FLYING RANGE OF FIVE HOURS.

    TWO OF THE PLANES WERE PRESENTED BY THE NEW YORK ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY TO THE KENYA GOVERNMENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC3Z5CHBIEPZULAO7X3N9282AS
    Media URN:
    VLVAC3Z5CHBIEPZULAO7X3N9282AS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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