• Short Summary

    One of the world's leading acrobatic pilots - Jiri Blaha from Czechoslovakia - gives the signal to go - a signal to start an exhibition of daring acrobatics at Bankstown airport in Sydney.

  • Description


    Man in cockpit of plane, people behind.



    CU same, thumbs up ready to go.



    Propeller turning over.



    Plane starting to move off, plane off ground and people watching, plane straight up in air starts turning upside down, keeps upside down, starts to turn over, almost at stalling point, and at about 30ft starts running in, see ground, only fifteen feet, and up and into more spins, plane flying along evenly again, then up, starts tight turn, turns completely around, shooting towards earth, starting to go into an outside turn, banking upside down, close to the ground, climbs up still upside down.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: One of the world's leading acrobatic pilots - Jiri Blaha from Czechoslovakia - gives the signal to go - a signal to start an exhibition of daring acrobatics at Bankstown airport in Sydney.

    The Zlin trainer aircraft was soon off the ground .. and so began half an hour of thrilling entertainment as the small plane soared into the air. This was a performance of acrobatics unlike anything seen before in Australia.

    The aircraft was in the hands of a man who this year won the acrobatic championship of Czechoslovakia and was placed second in the world championship.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACQBHUZBGUDNMULP7D0HTTRIE9
    Media URN:
    VLVACQBHUZBGUDNMULP7D0HTTRIE9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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