• Short Summary

    Pending the Balkan Aeroclub competition and on the occasion of 136th anniversary of liberation of Tripolis (Peloponnesus) from the Othoman yoke, the Royal Hellenic Aeroclub organized at this city's permanent airfield a special gliding exhibition.

  • Description

    1.
    General view showing military planes bringing at Tripolis airport the officials and the journalists to assist at the Gliders' exhibition.


    2.
    Journalists and guests of the Aeroclub disembark.


    3.
    The Aeroclub crews parading before the Officials.


    4.
    The Vice-Chief of R.H.Airforce Brig. Geranopoulos and former Chief of R.H.Airforce Kelaidis (right) attend at the parade.


    5.
    The exhibition begins. A couple get in the glider.


    6.
    The signal is given and


    7.
    The launching engine starts


    9.
    The Glider pilots (Miss Panayotou and Miss Apostolopoulos) are now ready.


    10.
    The signal to take off is now given, while the mechanic gives the start.


    11.
    The wire towing the glider which is now taking off.


    12.
    Another pilot is getting ready.


    13.
    the wire towing the glider.


    14.
    Officials and quests follow the exhibition.


    15.
    The glider takes off.


    16.
    The glider is now flying over the heads of the guests. and lands.


    17.
    The pilots of the gliders are getting ready to receive their prizes.


    18.
    One of them advance towards the officials.


    19.
    Brigadier Geranopoulos hands over the first prize.


    20.
    Former R.H.Airforce Chief Kelaidis remits a cup to winner


    21.
    Miss Panayotou gets her prize and diploma and the Tripoli Glider Exhibition ended.




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    Background: Pending the Balkan Aeroclub competition and on the occasion of 136th anniversary of liberation of Tripolis (Peloponnesus) from the Othoman yoke, the Royal Hellenic Aeroclub organized at this city's permanent airfield a special gliding exhibition. The best gliders and gliding pilots from Athens, Salonika, Alexandroupolis, Rhodes and Tripolis participated in this contest, the winners of which received various prizes from the hands of Vice-Chief of the Royal Hellenic Airforce, Brigadier Geranopoulos. The Royal Hellenic Aeroclub crews are considered among the best of the Balkans.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEWJAKPWG2HMQN7RW1B2LYHB72
    Media URN:
    VLVAEWJAKPWG2HMQN7RW1B2LYHB72
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/09/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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