The few times I saw this plane in
the air I had the feeling that the outer sections of wing had
been lost after a take-off from a football or rugby stadium
having slicers as mounts of goal cage...
I was happy, a day of 1963, I believe between its European tour and evaluation campaign in the States, to see the 941 prototype passing several times just before my windows in Paris, along the Seine River, to demonstrate its ability to land in the heart of a great city. The near airport was Issy-les-Moulineaux, a prestigious place since the beginnings of Aviation in France, and which was already not very large at the time of the 941 demos and is now reduced almost to the size of a stamp, being just an heliport.