Flight 1920-04
Flight
Two of the starboard 150 h.p. Sunbeam engines on the Sikorsky biplane
Sir Ross Smith leaving Richmond, N.S.W., on his Vickers-Vimy-Rolls.
Sir Ross Smith at Richmond, N.S.W., getting ready
THE OPENING OF WADDON AIR PORT: After serving as the London Terminus for continental air traffic for several months, Hounslow aerodrome has been relinquished for the use of Cavalry, and the port arrangements have been transferred to Waddon, near Croydon, from which air port traffic was inaugurated on Monday of this week. Our photo show the Farman Goliath ready for the trip to Paris.
THE OPENING OF WADDON AIR PORT: The new Airco 18, 450 h.p. Napier Lion engine, ready to commence work on the London-Paris air service. This machine has a different seating accommodation from previous types, the pilot being placed far back in the fuselage, behind the cabin, which seats eight passengers. A three-bladed propeller is fitted.
A flight of Bristols in the clouds
The Bristol "family" at Home. Left to right: The Bristol Babe, the Bristol monoplane, the Bristol Badger, the Bristol Fighter, the Bristol Tourer and the Bristol Pullman triplane
CUMULUS CLOUD FORMING IN HOT WEATHER: A Vickers-Vimy commercial type aeroplane flying above the clouds.
The line-up for the cross-country race at Bournemouth on Easter Monday. From left to right the machines are Caudron G.3 (70 h.p. Renault), F.E.2b (160 h.p. Beardmore), De H.6 (80 h.p. Renault), Avro (110 h.p. Le Rhone), Avro (110 h.p. Le Rhone), Avro (110 h.p. Le Rhone). The course was a double-circuit from the Bournemouth Aerodrome, round Christchurch Priory, a distance of 20 miles.
A BREEZY LANDING: An Eastbourne Aviation Co.'s Avro waterplane making for the shore off Brighton.
Made in Germany: A correspondent sends us this photograph of a German Fokker biplane which was flown by a Canadian pilot at Shoreham during May of last year
When at a height of about 6,000 ft. the upper plane broke away from the machine, leaving the centre section struts and N struts on the fuselage and lower wing respectively. Needless to say the unfortunate pilot was killed
Three-quarter rear view of the Junker D1 monoplane
Front view of the Junker D 1 monoplane
Three-quarter rear view of a damaged Junker D 1 monoplane
Front view of a damaged Junker D 1 monoplane
JUNKER ALL-METAL MONOPLANE. TYPE D.I. 180 HP MERCEDES
One of the Supermarine four-seater "Channel" flying boats, the type which was tested by Gen. Sykes during his visit to the Supermarine works at Southampton last week
At the New York Aero Show: The Curtiss "Oriole" three-seater biplane
The Bristol "family" at Home. Left to right: The Bristol Babe, the Bristol monoplane, the Bristol Badger, the Bristol Fighter, the Bristol Tourer and the Bristol Pullman triplane
THE MONACO SEAPLANE MEETING: The Nieuport seaplane on the North quay, having its engines tested.
The line-up for the cross-country race at Bournemouth on Easter Monday. From left to right the machines are Caudron G.3 (70 h.p. Renault), F.E.2b (160 h.p. Beardmore), De H.6 (80 h.p. Renault), Avro (110 h.p. Le Rhone), Avro (110 h.p. Le Rhone), Avro (110 h.p. Le Rhone). The course was a double-circuit from the Bournemouth Aerodrome, round Christchurch Priory, a distance of 20 miles.
The line-up for the cross-country race at Bournemouth on Easter Monday. From left to right the machines are Caudron G.3 (70 h.p. Renault), F.E.2b (160 h.p. Beardmore), De H.6 (80 h.p. Renault), Avro (110 h.p. Le Rhone), Avro (110 h.p. Le Rhone), Avro (110 h.p. Le Rhone). The course was a double-circuit from the Bournemouth Aerodrome, round Christchurch Priory, a distance of 20 miles.
At the New York Aero Show: The Curtiss "Seagull" flying boat
The line-up for the cross-country race at Bournemouth on Easter Monday. From left to right the machines are Caudron G.3 (70 h.p. Renault), F.E.2b (160 h.p. Beardmore), De H.6 (80 h.p. Renault), Avro (110 h.p. Le Rhone), Avro (110 h.p. Le Rhone), Avro (110 h.p. Le Rhone). The course was a double-circuit from the Bournemouth Aerodrome, round Christchurch Priory, a distance of 20 miles.
The Bristol "family" at Home. Left to right: The Bristol Babe, the Bristol monoplane, the Bristol Badger, the Bristol Fighter, the Bristol Tourer and the Bristol Pullman triplane
The Bristol "family" at Home. Left to right: The Bristol Babe, the Bristol monoplane, the Bristol Badger, the Bristol Fighter, the Bristol Tourer and the Bristol Pullman triplane
The Bristol "family" at Home. Left to right: The Bristol Babe, the Bristol monoplane, the Bristol Badger, the Bristol Fighter, the Bristol Tourer and the Bristol Pullman triplane
The American-built Caproni biplane in flight
An Italian prototype Caproni, which differs from the American types in minor details only
Side view of the American-built Caproni biplane
Three-quarter rear view of the American-built Caproni biplane
A close-up view of the mid-wing portion of the American-built Caproni biplane
Front view of the American-built Caproni biplane
American Caproni biplane. 3,330 HP Liberty engines.
Three-quarter front, view of the "Orenco" Type "D" pursuit single-seater fighter
Orenco Type D Pursuit Fighter 300 h.p. Hispano-Suiza Engine
Orenco Type D-2 Pursuit Fighter 300 h.p. Hispano-Suiza Engine
At the New York Aero Show: The Horace Kean "Ace" K-1 Sport Plane.
AT THE NEW YORK AERO SHOW: The L.W.F.-Cato "Butterfly " Sporting monoplane.
The Bristol "family" at Home. Left to right: The Bristol Babe, the Bristol monoplane, the Bristol Badger, the Bristol Fighter, the Bristol Tourer and the Bristol Pullman triplane
A Nieuport "NIGHTHAWK" in India. During the later part of last year the British Nieuport Co. sent a Mission out to India, where some excellent propaganda work was done. The Mission was under the leadership of Capt. R. S. Carroll, who had with him Lieut. J. H. James, one of the Nieuport test pilots. On arriving in Bombay the "Nighthawk" was uncrated and erected in record time, and was soon to be seen flying over Bombay. While in India a great number of flights were made, among others one from Bombay to Poona with a load of newspapers. Photograph show: The machine just after arrival at Poona. On the left is Lieut. James, and on the right Capt. Carroll. The Nieuport caused great interest throughout the districts visited, and its handling was much admired. During the next few years India should offer a good field for commercial aviation, and Major Heckstall Smith is to be congratulated on his enterprise in introducing the Nieuport machine to the residents of India.
Getting ready at Bombay for the flight to Poona.
The arrival of the newspapers at Poona.
Side view of the Thomas-Morse twin-engine, twin-fuselage biplane
Side view of the "Orenco" Type "B" pursuit single-seater fighter
Orenco Type B Pursuit Fighter 160 h.p. Gnome Engine
Orenco Type C-2 Pursuit Training Plane 80 h.p. le Rhone Engine
Orenco Type C-4 Cross-country 2-Seater 80 h.p. le Rhone Engine
Orenco Type H-2 Coast Artillery & Observation Plane Two 300 h.p. Hispano-Suiza Engines
Orenco Type I 4-Seater Sport Boat 150 h.p. Hispano-Suiza Engine
At the New York Aero Show: The "Orenco" model F. 4-seater "Tourist."
The "Orenco" Type "F" four-seater "commercial" biplane
Orenco Type F 4-Seater Touring or Mail Plane 150 h.p. Hispano-Suiza Engine
At the New York Aero Show: The Dayton-Wright O-W Aerial Sedan.
At the New York Aero Show: The Dayton-Wright K-T Cabin Cruiser.
THE MONACO SEAPLANE MEETING: A view of the Sunbeam-engined Tellier-Nieuport flying boat at her moorings
THE MONACO SEAPLANE MEETING: At Monaco: Two French flying boats. That nearest the camera is the Tellier-Hispano of the Toulon squadron, which was to make the Monaco-Tunis-Monaco hors de concours. The other machine is the Sunbeam-engined Tellier-Nieuport flying boat which M. Sadl Lecointe entered to fly in the Monaco-Tunis-Monaco flight.
THE MONACO SEAPLANE MEETING: The Sunbeam engine fitted in the Tellier-Nieuport.
AT MONACO: The Spad getting ready for a flight. Inset, the machine, piloted by Casale, off for an altitude flight. Note the long single-step floats.