Flight 1927-04
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BOURNEMOUTH-1910: Some of the "Slight 'Planes." (3) Armstrong Drexel on the Bleriot monoplane, and Grahame-White on his H. Farman, about to start.
BOURNEMOUTH-1910: Some of the "Slight 'Planes." (2) Mr. "Jones" (Robert Loraine, the actor) about to start on his flight to the Needles and not back.
BOURNEMOUTH-1910: Some of the "Slight 'Planes." (3) Armstrong Drexel on the Bleriot monoplane, and Grahame-White on his H. Farman, about to start.
BOURNEMOUTH-1910: Some of the "Slight 'Planes." (5) Audemars in the Clement-Bayard Santos Dumont type "Demoiselle" monoplane, which was known as the "Angry Wasp" and caused much amusement during the meeting.
THE "KILL-JOY" TROPHY: Two of the S.E.5A's taking off together.
AT THE BOURNEMOUTH MEETING: 3, Flying Officer A. H. Wheeler banks his S.E.5A around the aerodrome turning point in the Holiday Final Race.
GOOD FRIDAY AT BOURNEMOUTH: 2, Dudley Watt on his S.E.5A cuts under Jones on the ANEC II while rounding the turning point.
NECK AND NECK: Hamersley on the Avro "Lynx" and Watt on his S.E.5A approaching the finishing line in the High-Power Handicap. Watt won by a few feet.
GOOD FRIDAY AT BOURNEMOUTH: 5, The line-up for the Poole Handicap.
SOME PRIVATE OWNERS AT BOURNEMOUTH: 3, Flying Officer A. H. Wheeler, who raced his S.E.5A (G-EBQM) at the meeting.
BOURNEMOUTH-1910: The Hon. C. S. Rolls on his Wright biplane flying in the Slow Speed Contest.
THE "KILL-JOY" TROPHY: A line-up of the machines and, inset, two of the S.E.5A's taking off together.
A DE HAVILLAND "MOTH" FOR GERMANY: Germany has fallen under the spell of the "Moth," and, owing to the generosity of Herr Carl Bercowitz, the Deutscher Sportflieger Club of Berlin has obtained one of these machines, which was delivered by Capt. Broad on Saturday last. Our photographs show the "Moth" in various attitudes. In the top right-hand picture, taken during a loop, the "trade" registration letters should be noted. In the lower left-hand corner the "Moth" appears to be looking for a candle.
TAKING A BROAD VIEW: This photograph shows Capt. Broad on his "Moth" (NO) which should have had the identification letters YES, doing a vertical bank in the first heat of the Business Houses Handicap on Saturday.
"KAMERAD!": This photograph shows Capt. Broad (not arriving over Berlin!) flying the "Moth" with both hands held high to demonstrate the stability of the machine. The machine illustrated is the actual one which Capt. Broad delivered to the German Club last week. On his way to Berlin Broad paid a visit to the Rotterdam Flying Club.
A FEW MORE GOOD FRIDAY PICTURES: 1, Captain Geoffrey de Havilland winning the Final of the Branksome "Cirrus" Handicap.
AT THE BOURNEMOUTH MEETING: 4, Bert Hinkler on his "Avian" leads Broad on the "Moth" in the Final of the Hotels and Restaurants Race.
GOOD FRIDAY AT BOURNEMOUTH: 3, Three " Moths" take off together in the Christchurch Handicap Stakes. From left to right the machines are: MF (Spooner), KT (Beaumont) and LV (Twemlow).
AT THE BOURNEMOUTH MEETING: 2, Two "Moths" (OU and PG) start together in the Hotels and Restaurants Sweepstake Race on Easter Monday.
A FEW MORE GOOD FRIDAY PICTURES: 4, Third, fourth and fifth in Branksome "Cirrus" Handicap were: Pope on PG, Stack on PU, and Gray on QN.
CHRISTENING THE "SHELL" "MOTH" "AROM": The photograph shows Mrs. George Wilson performing the ceremony by pouring "Shell" spirit out of a golden can into the tank, Mr. "Jerry" Shaw acting as Godfather.
SOME PRIVATE OWNERS AT BOURNEMOUTH: 2, Lady Bailey, who, in spite of serious scalp injuries, was present at the meeting and flew as passenger in her "Moth" G-EBPU.
SOME PRIVATE OWNERS AT BOURNEMOUTH: 5, Captain Geoffrey de Havilland, who has been flying since about 1909 and still likes it as well as ever. His special "Moth" X carries the identification letters G-EBQH.
SOME PRIVATE OWNERS AT BOURNEMOUTH: 4, Mr.L.leRoy Irvin, of parachute fame, who is the owner of a "Moth" G-EBNX.
MACHINES IN USE BY THE LONDON AEROPLANE CLUB: These are four de Havilland "Moths" with "Cirrus" engines, and a Bristol "Brownie" with Bristol "Cherub" engine
A FEW MORE GOOD FRIDAY PICTURES: 3, Line-up for the second heat. The "Imperial Joy-rider" lands somewhat close to the mere private machines.
THE BRISTOL AND WESSEX AERO CLUB: For the meeting held by this club last week, Capt. H. Broad flew down to Bristol to help in arousing interest in private flying, his D.H. "Moth" being on view on the steps of the Victoria Rooms. Our photographs show: (1) The "Moth" being towed from Filton aerodrome to Bristol, (2) through the streets of Bristol, (3) being pushed up the slope to Victoria Rooms, and (4) on view, with wings spread.
The New Westland "Widgeon III," fitted with a "Cirrus" Mark II engine. This machine proved one of the fastest, if not actually the fastest, of its class at Bournemouth.
GOOD HAND: Squadron Leader Tom England on the Westland "Widgeon III."
GOOD FRIDAY AT BOURNEMOUTH: 4, In the Branksome "Cirrus" Handicap Stakes. In the foreground England on the "Widgeon III."
GOOD HANDICAPPING: Four machines approaching the finishing line in the first heat of the Holiday Final Handicap on Easter Monday. The machines are, in the order of finishing: OU (Sempill), QL (Cantrill), JT (Openshaw), and KQ (Hamersley).
A Fair Passenger: Miss Rachel Bruce, youngest daughter of Mr. Bruce, of the Westland Company, flew continuously as passenger with Squadron Leader Tom England in the "Widgeon III." In a forced landing the machine turned over on its back, without sustaining serious damage, and without injury to the occupants, so that the parasol monoplane would appear to be fairly safe.
A LONG-DISTANCE JOB: The Avro "Avian," with "Cirrus" Mark II. engine, on which Mr. Bert Hinkler (standing by the machine) proposes to make a flight to Australia shortly. Note the neat nose which the in-line "Cirrus" has made possible.
GOOD FRIDAY AT BOURNEMOUTH: 1, Hinkler rounding the aerodrome turning point.
A FEW MORE GOOD FRIDAY PICTURES: 2, Cantrill rounding the turning point in second heat of the Final of the Branksome "Cirrus" Handicap.
AT THE BOURNEMOUTH MEETING: 4, Bert Hinkler on his "Avian" leads Broad on the "Moth" in the Final of the Hotels and Restaurants Race.
A FEW MORE GOOD FRIDAY PICTURES: 4, Third, fourth and fifth in Branksome "Cirrus" Handicap were: Pope on PG, Stack on PU, and Gray on QN.
GOOD HANDICAPPING: Four machines approaching the finishing line in the first heat of the Holiday Final Handicap on Easter Monday. The machines are, in the order of finishing: OU (Sempill), QL (Cantrill), JT (Openshaw), and KQ (Hamersley).
GOOD FRIDAY AT BOURNEMOUTH: 5, The line-up for the Poole Handicap.
The "Target": The Blackburn "Bluebird" with Armstrong-Siddeley "Genet" which was fired at and hit with a shot gun. The perpetrator of this attack has since been arrested.
Examining the Target: Squadron Leader Longton, Mr. Thornton and Mr. Ely of the Blackburn Co., having a look at the pellet holes with which the "Bluebird" was perforated.
GOOD HAND: Longton on the Blackburn "Bluebird."
FINNISH AIRCRAFT: The photograph shows another Finnish machine of pronounced Brandenburg appearance, known as the I.V.L. A22.
A "Finnished" formation: Five machines of the I.V.L. A22 type photographed from the air. Inset, Col. Vuori, Chief of the Finnish Air Force.
GOOD HAND: Ragg on the Farnborough Hawker "Cygnet."
RAGG OUT (TO WIN): A typical picture of the Farnborough Hawker "Cygnet." Often this machine would fly between the rails instead of above them.
FINISH OF WINTON HANDICAP: In the lead is Ragg on the Farnborough Hawker "Cygnet" flying low. He repeatedly flew between the white rails and the enclosures. Behind him is Comper on CLA4. In the original photograph four more machines can be seen in the background, approaching the finishing line.
AT THE BOURNEMOUTH MEETING: 1, Bulman on the Hawker "Cygnet."
THE FLIGHT TO EGYPT: A set of pictures secured by Capt. Geoffrey de Havilland on his recent flight to the East in a "Hercules." 1 is an aerial view of Monaco, while 2 shows a glimpse of the coast of north-western Italy. A bird's eye view of the Collosseum in Rome is given in 3, and the crater of Vesuvius in 4.
THE FLIGHT TO EGYPT: A further set of pictures showing, 1, view on the east coast of Sicily; 2, lady passengers standing by the "Hercules" on Sollum aerodrome; 3, refuelling the "Hercules" at Sollum; 4, one of the Pyramids from above, and 5, the "Hercules" in front of the new hangar at Heliopolis.
BOURNEMOUTH-1910: G.A.Barnes concluding a flight on his Humber, Bleriot-type monoplane.
MACHINES IN USE BY THE LONDON AEROPLANE CLUB: These are four de Havilland "Moths" with "Cirrus" engines, and a Bristol "Brownie" with Bristol "Cherub" engine
FINNISH AIRCRAFT: Two views of a fighter designed and built in Finland, and fitted with a Gnome-Rhone "Jupiter" engine. With the pilot in the photograph on the right is Mr. Berger, the designer of the machine.
BOURNEMOUTH-1910: Cecil Grace, on the Short biplane, starts for the Altitude Contest.
GOOD FRIDAY AT BOURNEMOUTH: 2, Dudley Watt on his S.E.5A cuts under Jones on the ANEC II while rounding the turning point.
An Imperial "Joy-Rider": A Handley Page "Hampstead" with Bristol "Jupiter" engines belonging to Imperial Airways carried passengers over Bournemouth and to the Isle of Wight during the meeting.
A FEW MORE GOOD FRIDAY PICTURES: 3, Line-up for the second heat. The "Imperial Joy-rider" lands somewhat close to the mere private machines.
NECK AND NECK: Hamersley on the Avro "Lynx" and Watt on his S.E.5A approaching the finishing line in the High-Power Handicap. Watt won by a few feet.
GOOD HANDICAPPING: Four machines approaching the finishing line in the first heat of the Holiday Final Handicap on Easter Monday. The machines are, in the order of finishing: OU (Sempill), QL (Cantrill), JT (Openshaw), and KQ (Hamersley).
FINISH OF WINTON HANDICAP: In the lead is Ragg on the Farnborough Hawker "Cygnet" flying low. He repeatedly flew between the white rails and the enclosures. Behind him is Comper on CLA4. In the original photograph four more machines can be seen in the background, approaching the finishing line.
NEW STYLE GLIDING: A new form of gliding was demonstrated on March 16 at Cassel, in Germany, by Herr Espenlaub. His glider, shown above, was towed into the air by an ordinary aeroplane and at a height of 5,000 ft. the tow rope was detached, and he 'planed down to the aerodrome. The tow rope was so joined as to be quickly detachable by either pilot in case of any danger. It is intended to hold an exhibition of this form of gliding at Cassel next May.
BOURNEMOUTH-1910: A British-built monoplane, the "Avis" (40 E.N.V.), constructed by Howard Wright for the Scottish Aeroplane Syndicate, flown by the Hon. Alan Boyle.
BOURNEMOUTH-1910: Some of the "Slight 'Planes." (1) Morane starting a passenger flight on the Bleriot monoplane.
BOURNEMOUTH-1910: Some of the "Slight 'Planes." (4) Wagner sets out on his Hanriot monoplane for a test flight.
THE MARTIN P.M.3: Photograph of the wind tunnel model.
THE MARTIN P.M.3: General arrangement drawings.
GOOD HANDICAPPING: Four machines approaching the finishing line in the first heat of the Holiday Final Handicap on Easter Monday. The machines are, in the order of finishing: OU (Sempill), QL (Cantrill), JT (Openshaw), and KQ (Hamersley).