Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Paris Report in English, at last, courtesy of Raymond

Townsend was once hired as a consultant, by Southwest Aviation....the French company, not the one that bases its current claim to fame on giving out free peanuts when other carriers are charging by the smile.

Doc Brown made two trips to Paris, in 1955 and again in 1956 and Jaques Cornillion, the American representative of the company (Société National de Construction Aeronautiques du Sud-Ouest (S.N.C.A.S.O.)/Sud Aviation) saved all of the  correspondence and reports from these ventures. Mr. Cornillion passed away recently but before he died, he authorized the publication of these original documents. Some of them can now be found in their original language at the Projet Montgolfier website.

Raymond Lavas, a French Canadian forum member (aka PeeTee, aka Trickfox,  has been translating the report for public consumption. "Tricksie" is is a tenacious medical miracle who entered the Townsend Brown story before Paul and Linda ever took up the keyboard quill. He has just completed his translation of the body of the lab summary report and is starting in on the appendices now. Thank you, Tricksie, for all you do.

Raymond has also invited anyone fluent in both French and laboratory physics to help verify his translations and interpretations. If you know of anyone who can help, pass it on....

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