Flight 1921-04
Departure from Croydon: One of the D.H.9 's of the Belgian Service is seen leaving for Brussels.
One of the French London-Paris Service Machines: The Breguet "F-CMAI."
Departure from Croydon: The French Goliath, "F-FHMU," gets away for Paris.
THE START OF THE K.L.M. LONDON-AMSTERDAM SERVICE: On the left one of the new Fokker F.III machines in use by this firm. On the right a close-up view of the cabin, engine housing, etc. The engine fitted is a 230 h.p. Siddeley "Puma." The machine has seating accommodation for five passengers.
Dornier Monoplane Flying Boat "Cs. II, 1920": Side View.
ARRIVED FROM PARIS: Passengers alighting from the "D.H.18 G-EAUF" of the Instone Air Line at the Croydon terminal.
A SUPERMARINE TO THE RESCUE: When Miss Pearl White, the famous Cinema actress, was in Bermuda, she missed the steamer that was to carry her home to New York by five hours. However, the Bermuda and West Atlantic Aviation Co., Ltd., placed a Supermarine Channel-type flying-boat at her service, and the steamer was overtaken, and Miss White taken on board. Our photographs - altogether a real smart piece of work show (1) the steamer seen from the Supermarine, (2) the boat putting off from the steamer, (3) Miss White waving good-bye to the pilot of the Supermarine.
A Climbing Turn on the Bat Bantam.
Schneider Cup Baby Sopwith seaplane, No. 2103, now in the service of the Chilian Government at Talcahuana
THE U.S. "G.A.X." GROUND ATTACK TRIPLANE: Three-quarter rear view.
THE U.S. "G.A.X." GROUND ATTACK TRIPLANE: Side (left) and front (right) views, the latter showing armoured fuselage and engine nacelles.
The Eight-engined Caproni: Front view of central portion, showing nose of cabin and the housing of the four front engines. The rear engine set is similarly arranged, except that the three engines drive pusher screws.
The Caproni "Nineplandem": Three-quarter rear view. A good idea of the size of the machine may be formed by comparison with the men, and with the single-engined flying boat standing in front of the large machine. Note the biplane rudders between the rear planes.
THE EIGHT-ENGINED CAPRONI TAXYING: Note the small flying boat on the left.
THE CAPRONI TRIPLE-TRIPLANE, EIGHT LIBERTY ENGINES: Scale diagrams and enlarged views of boat for various purposes. In the front elevation the lower plane only of the middle triplane is shown, in order to avoid confusion. The middle triplane, it will be seen, is on a slightly lower level than the other two.
THE L.W.F. "OWL" TRIPLE-ENGINED BIPLANE: Three-quarter front view.
The L.W.F. "Owl" Triple-Engined Biplane: Two views showing the machine in flight, and, inset, the fuselages and nacelle.
A NEW WESTLAND NAPIER LIMOUSINE: This machine, which has been built for the Air Ministry, is very similar to that which won the Competition at Martlesham last year, but minor modifications have been made. Our photo, shows the machine going for a trial flight piloted by Capt. Keep.
THE AVIA B.H. (EXP.) 35 H.P. MONOPLANE: Three-quarter front view, front view and three-quarter rear view.
Avia D.H.(Exp.) 35-40 HP. Austro-Daimler engine
The Van Berkel Monoplane: Leaving the slipway at the naval air station at De Mok
THE VAN BERKEL MONOPLANE: Getting off from a lake near Rotterdam
The Curtiss N.P.1. (Night Pursuit) Cantilever Biplane, which has recently undergone static tests in U.S.A. It is fitted with a Liberty-6 engine. Inset is shown the tubular steel construction of the fuselage.
THE"KITE"35 H.P. BIPLANE: This little American machine, designed by A. H. Fetters, Mechanical Engineer of the Union Pacific Ry. at Omaha, recently made a non-stop flight of 142 miles between Grand Island, Neb., and Omaha, in 1 hr 25 mins. During the flight the pilot, W. G. Kite, replenished the petrol tank from two spare cans - leaving the controls to do so - and filled up with oil by sitting on a rubber hot-water-bottle containing same which was connected up to the oil tank! The span of the "Kite" is 24 ft.; chord and gap, 3 ft. and 3 ft. 6 ins.; stagger 9 ins; wing section U.S.A., 4; weight with full load for above trip, 545 lbs.; engine, 35 h.p. Anzani; speed range, 24-90 m.p.h.