University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: KC-d05. Louis de San, a Belgian diplomat, established an Asian gliding record on 25 April 1940, by flying for 4 hours and 44 minutes in a 'Rhônsperber' glider, owned by the Chinese Aeronautical Affairs Commission (航空委员会). This photograph will have been taken shortly after the day of the flight. Photograph from the Kiki de Chaffoy collection.
Louis de San at press conference after record-setting glider flight
Black and white photograph