Aeroplane Monthly 1992-07
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Plane Crazy
"Right, you check his tyres while I nick him for speeding.”
Парни по ту сторону Канала требуют поддержки не только огнем - в подвесной бак истребителя вместо топлива заливают пиво. Париж будет взят!
What will happen to today’s generation of airliners when they are finished with? Pretty certainly they won’t go the same way as Imperial Airways’ Vickers Vimy Commercial G-EASI City of London. Registered to the company in 1920, it was retired in 1926. The cabin was acquired by that delightful character Spry Levington, the KLM representative at Croydon. He decided that the cabin would make an ideal summerhouse and it remained in his garden at Waterer Rise in Wallington until it was finally burnt in 1935.
Reckoned in 1945 to be the only village in England to have its own airfield was the model village known as Bekonscot, in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. The "airfield" covered 1,100yd2 and up to November 1945 had raised £8,500 for charity. The model airfield was called Hanton and amongst the models may be seen an H.P.42 in RAF colours and a D.H.86. One wonders what became of Hanton.
Reckoned in 1945 to be the only village in England to have its own airfield was the model village known as Bekonscot, in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. The "airfield" covered 1,100yd2 and up to November 1945 had raised £8,500 for charity. The model airfield was called Hanton and amongst the models may be seen an H.P.42 in RAF colours and a D.H.86. One wonders what became of Hanton.
AIR, RAIL AND ROAD: Three privately owned Aeroncas (36 h.p. cabin two-seaters cf the kind in which F/O. Llewellyn has reached Johannesburg from London) "shoot-up" the Florida Special, one of the world's fastest long-distance trains, as it nears Miami on its 5,000th trip over the Florida East Coast Railway. Readers may, or may not, be interested to learn that the train has "a hostess, orchestra, full-sized recreation car and accommodations for dancing, bridge and entertainment."