• Short Summary

    PARACHUTISTS FROM ALL STATES GATHERED IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA FOR THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AT PORT PIRIE.?

  • Description

    1.
    CU SIGN -- PORT PIRIE
    0.03

    2.
    LS AIRCRAFT TAKES OFF
    0.12

    3.
    CU PILOT AND CO-PILOT IN COCKPIT
    0.19

    4.
    LS AIRCRAFT WING TIP
    0.22

    5.
    CU MAN WITH MIKE
    0.24

    6.
    MCU SKYRAIDERS PLUNGE OUT OF AIRCRAFT
    0.28

    7.
    LS PLANE
    0.31

    8.
    MS MORE PLUNGING OUT
    0.38

    9.
    LS SKYDIVERS DESCENDING WITH OPENED PARACHUTES (3 SHOTS)
    0.48

    10.
    CU WOMAN SPECTATOR
    0.49

    11.
    MLS SKYDIVERS HIT GROUND (FOUR SHOTS)
    1.12

    12.
    MS SPECTATORS
    1.13

    13.
    MS PARACHUTISTS TOWARD CROWD (TWO SHOTS)
    1.19

    14.
    MS SPECTATORS
    1.21

    15.
    MS JIM COX, PARACHUTE CHAMPION, TOWARD JUDGES AND RECEIVE AWARD (THREE SHOTS)
    1.29



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: PARACHUTISTS FROM ALL STATES GATHERED IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA FOR THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AT PORT PIRIE. THERE WAS AN ADDED INCENTIVE THIS YEAR - ON THE RESULTS DEPENDED THE SELECTION OF A TEAM TO REPRESENT AUSTRALIA IN THE WORLD TITLES TO BE HELD AT LEIPZING IN EASTERN GERMANY NEXT JULY.

    ON THE ALERT, AND THEN AWAY AT FIFTEEN THOUSAND FEET. THERE WAS NO TIME FOR HESITATION AS THE SKYDIVERS PLUNGED INTO THE VOID, TO RUSH TO EARTH AT SPEEDS OF UP TO ONE-HUNDRED-AND-THIRTY MILE AND HOUR.

    THEN TWENTY-FOUR RIPCORDS WERE PULLED IN UNISON.

    AN ANXIOUS MOMENT FOR DAVE HOBBS WHEN HIS MAIN PARACHUTE FAILED TO OPEN PROPERLY UNTIL HE PULLED THE EMERGENCY RIPCORD.

    THE FIRST FIVE PLACEGETTERS - THREE QUEENSLANDERS AND TWO VICTORIANS - WERE SELECTED TO REPRESENT AUSTRALIA AT THE WORLD TITLES. THEY'LL BE LED BY JIM COX OF TOWNSVILLE - THE AUSTRALIAN PARACHUTE CHAMPION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACHKRYIGUBAJ7F8R9QGQJFL1D6
    Media URN:
    VLVACHKRYIGUBAJ7F8R9QGQJFL1D6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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