• Short Summary

    MAX CONRAD, THE 65-YEAR-OLD AMERICAN "FLYING GRANDFATHER" LEFT ABIDJAN ON MONDAY FOR SOUTH AMERICA ON THE NEXT STAGE OF HIS ROUND-THE-POLES SOLO FLIGHT.

  • Description

    MAX CONRAD, THE 65-YEAR-OLD AMERICAN "FLYING GRANDFATHER" LEFT ABIDJAN ON MONDAY FOR SOUTH AMERICA ON THE NEXT STAGE OF HIS ROUND-THE-POLES SOLO FLIGHT. MR. CONRAD LEFT SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI, ON NOVEMBER THE 1ST., AND HOPES TO BE BACK HOME IN THE UNITED STATES BY JANUARY.

    DURING HIS FLIGHT, MR. CONRAD IS ATTEMPTING TO BREAK NO LESS THAN THREE WORLD RECORDS - EQUATOR OVER THE POLE; NORTH POLE TO SOUTH POLE, AND ROUND THE WORLD OVER BOTH POLES.

    WHILE HE WAS IN ABIDJAN, MR. CONRAD MET THE IVORY COAST MINISTER OF STATE, M. AUGUST DENISE.

    REFUELLING AT ABIDJAN AIRPORT, HE ADDED PURE ALCOHOL TO HIS 486 GALLONS OF FUEL TO TAKE HIS PIPER APACHE AIRCRAFT "ST. LOUIS WOMAN" ON THE NEXT LEG OF HIS JOURNEY.

    MR. CONRAD IS IN CONSTANT RADIO CONTACT WITH IOWA, AND FREQUENTLY SPEAKS TO HIS FAMILY ON A RADIO-TELEPHONE LINK.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE1UFP4PHPRDQDPJDETA1E02TK
    Media URN:
    VLVAE1UFP4PHPRDQDPJDETA1E02TK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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