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Major Flinterman and luitenant Wansink establish a Dutch air speed record

Week number 49-35

Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented.


Two officers of the Air Force establish a new Dutch air speed record for airplanes with a Gloster Meteor jet on a track of 3km above the beach of Ameland. Footage of the technical preparations and the actual record attempt. PREPARATIONS: - aerial shots of Ameland, filmed from the cockpit of the fighter jet; - on the ground soldiers install several portable radio equipment; unroll telephone cables; put up film camera's and equip a mobile head radio post; - Wansink and Flinterman look at the preparations of the ground crew and make a reconnaissance flight above the track; RECORD ATTEMPT: - airplane takes of from the runway at air base Leeuwarden; - at Ameland a ground crew fires flares with a signal pistol; - fighter jet makes four runs above the beach and afterwards lands at Leeuwarden; 02:04 Wansink (left); Flinterman (right).

Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
28 August 1949


Original format:
Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid