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Full title reads: "Air News"
Bricy Airfield, near Orleans, France. A glider is launched from the back of a flying plane.
MV SOM 1 Standing on tarmac prior to flight. SV Pilot climbing aboard. CU Back view pilots sitting in cockpit. SV SOM 1 on back of Ex-Heinkel AAS02 prior to taxiing out for take-off. MV Pick-a-back 'plane taxiing out for take-off. LV Pan SOM 1 being carried aloft by Heinkel. CU Pick-a-Back glider 'plane in flight. SOM 1 in flight.
Muroc Dry Lake, California, United States of America (USA). A jet powered sledge is used to demonstrate the effects stopping at high speed.
LV track along which test is to be made showing braking mechanism. CU Braking mechanism. SV Technician fitting jets to sled. SV Exterior control hut. SV Technician in control hut starting sled. LV Jet propelled sled carrying dummy shooting across Muroc Dry Lake. LV Towards sled approached automatic brakes and stop dead. SV Volunteer preparing to rise in sled. SV Volunteer climbing into sled. LV Pan sled streaking across Muroc Dry Lake. CU Interior of sled. Volunteer's reactions as it stops. SV Volunteer jumps from sled and is greeted by officer.