• Short Summary

    French helicopter breaks altitude record.

  • Description

    Swiss Alps.

    SV. French jet helicopter's maiden takeoff. LV. Helicopter over Alps, starts to land. CU. Landing. SCU. Jet engines pan up to rotor. CU. Rotor. CU. Pan along rotor blade to jet outlet on tip. SV. Flag wagging for takeoff. SV. Takeoff and return to land with extra passengers, on ski-landing gear. CU. Pilots at controls. SV. Helicopter taking off and flying back over Alps.

    (Dupe Neg.) (Orig "B")

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    509.44
    Media URN:
    30529
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/03/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:37:00 / 01:59:27:00
    Canister:
    55/21

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "French jet helicopter's maiden takeoff." - it's the third prototype of the SNCASO SO.1221 Djinn, Reg. No. F-WGVY.

    The helicopter's pilot is Jean Dabos.

    The stunt seen with a passenger on each helicopter ski was performed on the Jungfraujoch, in the Bernese Alps.

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