• Short Summary

    On the South Coast of New South Wales today, a helicopter manoeuvred across ragged country to complete in a few hours a cable-laying job which normally would have taken weeks.

  • Description

    1.
    M.S. Three men on hill top
    3 ft

    2.
    C.U. Radio operator talking to winch crew
    5 ft

    3.
    C.U. Helicopter with bundle of rope
    7 ft

    4.
    C.U. rotor spinning
    9 ft

    5.
    M.S. Helicopter takes off
    12 ft

    6.
    M.S. Three Telegraph Poles
    14 ft

    7.
    Low L.S. Helicopter hovers and drops end of rope
    19 ft

    8.
    M.S. Bloke waves flag signal
    22 ft

    9.
    L.S. Blokes grab rope on ground
    25 ft

    10.
    M.S. 'Copter hovering - tilt down to blokes at winch
    30 ft

    11.
    M.S. Workmen
    31 1/2 ft

    12.
    Low L.S. Helicopter flies off trailing rope
    35 ft

    13.
    M.S. Hope being paid out
    38 1/2 ft

    14.
    L.S. Helicopter moves off
    40 1/2 ft

    15.
    M.S. Blokes pay out rope from coil
    43 1/2 ft

    16.
    Aerial shot over scrub
    46 1/2 ft

    17.
    L.S. Rope dragged across valley
    49 ft

    18.
    Blokes winch rope in
    54 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: On the South Coast of New South Wales today, a helicopter manoeuvred across ragged country to complete in a few hours a cable-laying job which normally would have taken weeks. The helicopter took from a gorge between the Cordeaux and Avon dams, to string a rope line across a steep timber-covered valley. Hovering above one hill top the pilot dropped an end of the line to a waiting winch crew on the ground. A signal flag was used to tell the pilot that the rope had fallen accurately and had been taken by the winch crew. While the aircraft remained steadily overhead, the ground crew fixed the rope end to another long line would on the winch drum. The first part of the job was complete and now the helicopter swung across the valley, trailing the rope. The idea of the job was to secure the line from hilltop to hilltop so that electric transmission cable can be pulled easily across the gorge, to supply power to a pumping station at the Avon Dam. Trailing across danes scrub like that below would have taken ground teams several weeks. Now the rope was bridging the valley. The other end was dropped to the second winch team and a difficult project was completed.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEG7EPXKIJAP10TH2FHKBIXZ8O
    Media URN:
    VLVAEG7EPXKIJAP10TH2FHKBIXZ8O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1951
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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