Flight 1931-01
Flight
A Sopwith "Camel" carried on a cruiser. It may be recollected that it was a "Camel" from a cruiser which brought down a Zeppelin.
AVANTI SAVOIA!: One of the Savoia S.55 flying-boats which carried out the successful formation flight across the Atlantic from Africa to Brazil. The decorations were not flown during the crossing
The pilot's cabin and dash of the S.55. British instruments, supplied by "Smith's," were used on all the machines.
The wireless cabin of the Savoia S.55 flying-boat. Wireless played an important part throughout the flight.
A Short Seaplane flying off the deck of the "Furious." Note that the wheels are arrested at the end of the deck.
Fl.-Lt. P. W. S. Bulman flying the Hawker "Hart" at Brooklands "India Demonstration."
RE-EQUIPPING THE R.A.F.: Seven Hawker "Harts" with Rolls-Royce engines ready for delivery to No. 12 (Bomber) Squadron, Andover.
The Fokker F.VIIb, fitted with three Armstrong-Siddeley "Lynx," or Gnome-Rhone "Titan" engines, one of the types used both by K.L.M. and K.N.l.L.M.
The late Mr. Van Lear Black's Fokker F.VII.3m., G-AADZ, snapped at Cape Town when he flew there in 1929.
The arrival of the first aeroplane at Semarang aerodrome on the occasion of the opening of the regular K.N.I.L.M. daily Air Service.
Fokker F.VII B-3m. (3 "Whirlwind" 300 h.p. engines) of the Swiss Air Traffic Company "Balair"
An incident of Lt. Koppen's pioneer mail flight in 1927, when his F.VIIb became bogged at Bangkok.
SOME PERSONAL FLYING SERVICES PERSONALITIES: Our picture shows Maj. I. N. G. Clarke (Chief Pilot), Capt. A. J. Styran (Pilot), and F. A. MaCoiser (Chief Engineer) of Personal Flying Services, Ltd., standing in front of three types of machines used by this air taxi company. These are a Desoutter, a Sikorsky S. 39 Amphibian, and a Junkers F.13 L monoplane.
Squadron-Commander Dunning making his first landing (on a Sopwith "Pup") on the flying deck of the "Furious."
29 декабря 1927г.: Георг Вульф, один из основателей компании "Focke-Wulf", погиб, выполняя публичный демонстрационный полет на своем перспективном самолете схемы "бесхвостка" ("утка") - Focke-Wulf Fw 19.
"TAIL FIRST": In this view of the Focke-Wulf "Ente" in flight can be seen the undercarriage, the outboard fins, and the very large fin and rudder.
COMING OR GOING?: The "Ente" in flight. Note the plan form of the front plane.
THE FOCKE-WULF "ENTE": Note the pilot's cockpit, the cabin door, and the petrol tanks in the wing. Standing by the machine are Herr Focke and the firm's chief test pilot, Herr Edzard.
THE FOCKE-WULF "ENTE": Three-quarter front view.
One of the Power Plants of the "Ente": These are Siemens Sh-14 type, of 110 h.p. each. The undercarriage consists of a horizontal Vee and a telescopic strut to the engine mounting.
THE FOCKE-WULF "ENTE": Two views of the front plane. Note the slot arrangement of the elevator flaps.
Focke-Wulf "Ente" 2 - 110 hp. Siemens Sh-14 Engines
TRACK ASSEMBLY OF AIRCRAFT: These two photographs show the main sections of a Blackburn "Ripon." Above the central steel tube fuselage structure with petrol tank in place, and below the wooden rear portion of the fuselage. It is chiefly to the "Ripon" that the system of track assembly has been applied at Brough.
TRACK ASSEMBLY OF AIRCRAFT AT BROUGH: (1) First stage, a "Ripon" fuselage on the track. (2) The next stage, the rear portion of the fuselage added. (3) Beginning of track, and "Ripons" in early stages of assembly. (4) "Ripons" nearing end of track; note overhead derrick. (5) "Ripons" nearing completion on the end of the track. (6) The final stages. In the foreground a "Ripon" ready for test flights.
VERSATILITY: The Avro Advanced Training Aeroplane, Type 626, has now been equipped in six distinct styles, which between them make the machine suitable for specialised instruction in: 1, prone bombing; 2, wireless; 3, Lewis gun (observer's); 4, "blind" flying; 5, photography; 6, Vicker's gun (pilot's). In addition, the machine is, of course, equipped for dual instruction in flying, and instruction in navigation, while by fitting floats the Trainer is suitable for instruction in seaplane flying.
UNORTHODOXY - ONLY MORE SO: The Bellanca "Airbus," a development of the sesquiplane . illustrated in our issue of September 12, 1930. It carries 10 passengers, baggage and 500 lb. of mail at a cruising speed of 125 m.p.h. The engine is a Curtiss 600 h.p. "Conqueror."
The Fokker "Super-Universal" monoplane (Pratt & Whitney "Wasp" engine), used on the Union Airways Cape Town - Johannesburg air mail service.
MOTH SEAPLANES IN CANADA: Some of the 14 D.H. Moth Seaplanes used by the Ontario Provincial Air Services, which have completed 9,297 hr. 45 min. flying during 12 months' operations last year. The machine on the right is a Hamilton all-metal monoplane.
The Cape Town Flying Club's first Avro "Avian," which was presented to them by the "Shell" Co. Our reader writes that this club has had to close down as it was unable to pay its way without a Government subsidy.
RUNNING ON AIR: A pair of Goodyear 22 x 10-4 Air-Wheels fitted to Avro "Avian" G-AACV owned by Airwork, Ltd., of Heston.
DIESEL-ENGINED: A Ford type 4-AT, fitted with three Packard Diesel engines of 225 b.h.p. each. With these engines the machine has a cruising speed of 100 m.p.h. It carries two pilots and 11 passengers.
Mrs. Victor Bruce in Columbia: A snapshot, taken from another machine, of the Hon. Mrs. Victor Bruce flying across Vancouver in her Blackburn "Bluebird."
One of types seen at Brooklands - the Vickers "Virginia" Bomber.
The view of the Caproni 90 P.B. shows the general lines of this huge bomber
The arrangement of its six 1,000 h.p. Isotta engines is shown in the picture. Note the gun position on the top plane.
This view illustrates the actual "giant" proportions of the Caproni 90 P.B., showing the landing wheels.
One of the six Isotta Fraschini "Asso" engines used on the Caproni 90 P.B. It has 18 cylinders and develops 1,000 h.p. at 1,700 r.p.m.; the weight, including airscrew hub is 800 kg. (1,764 lb.).
The Curtiss "Kingbird": An American 8-place twin-engined cabin monoplane, fitted with two 225 h.p. Wright "Whirlwind" engines.
An internal view of the cabin of the Curtiss "Kingbird." There are six comfortably-upholstered chairs, three a side with a gangway in between.
Curtiss "Kingbird" 2 - 225 h.p. Wright Whirlwind Engines
One of the Fairey "IIIF" (Napier "Lion") bombers of the R.A.F. Cairo-Cape flight (1929), at Cape Town. This actual machine crashed on the return flight.
The Farman F.231 Light Plane (95-h.p. Renault) on which the French aviators Lalouette and de Permangle established their record.
SOME PERSONAL FLYING SERVICES PERSONALITIES: Our picture shows Maj. I. N. G. Clarke (Chief Pilot), Capt. A. J. Styran (Pilot), and F. A. MaCoiser (Chief Engineer) of Personal Flying Services, Ltd., standing in front of three types of machines used by this air taxi company. These are a Desoutter, a Sikorsky S. 39 Amphibian, and a Junkers F.13 L monoplane.
DECEMBER IN THE SOLENT: The photographs show, on the left, the Saro "Cutty Sark" taking off, and, on the right, alighting. Note the general "cleanness."
DECEMBER IN THE SOLENT: The pictures show the cabin specially equipped for service use.
The Fokker F.32, a large 4-engined machine (Pratt and Whitney "Hornet") developed in America, will probably be employed on the Amsterdam-Batavia route in the near future.
The Gloster AS.31 machine, G-AADO, fitted with two Bristol "Jupiter" engines, about to leave Cape Town for the scene of operations.
Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Butler deplaning from their Gloster "Survey" machine at Wynbird Aerodrome, Cape Town, on their arrival there last April. The Gloster AS.31 machine, G-AADO, fitted with two Bristol "Jupiter" engines, it will be remembered, was flown out from England by Mr. and Mrs. Butler for the important survey work which the Aircraft Operating Co. had undertaken to carry out in Rhodesia.
One of types seen at Brooklands - the Hawker "Tomtit" (Cirrus "Hermes"), piloted by P. E. G. Sayer
Корпус A-7 мало отличался от корпуса летающей лодки Southampton, но силовая установка состояла из трех моторов Bristol Jupiter IX мощностью по 485 л. с.THE SARO A.7 FLYING BOAT: Designed for open sea reconnaissance work, this machine has a metal hull of the same type of construction as that used in the Saro civil machines: Cloud, Windhover and Cutty Sark. The engines are Bristol "Jupiter IX."
FLOATS INSTEAD OF HULL: The Short "Valetta" mono-seaplane, Bristol "Jupiter" engines, can also be fitted with land undercarriage.
SOME PERSONAL FLYING SERVICES PERSONALITIES: Our picture shows Maj. I. N. G. Clarke (Chief Pilot), Capt. A. J. Styran (Pilot), and F. A. MaCoiser (Chief Engineer) of Personal Flying Services, Ltd., standing in front of three types of machines used by this air taxi company. These are a Desoutter, a Sikorsky S. 39 Amphibian, and a Junkers F.13 L monoplane.
Fl.-Lt. P. W. S. Bulman flying the Vickers "Viastra," one of the latest British commercial aeroplanes, at Brooklands "India Demonstration."
CLEAN LINES: A front view of Mr. Van Tyen's Pander (Gipsy I) showing lines very reminiscent of the Fokker Fighters.
A GIPSY FLIGHT: As reported in "FLIGHT" December 12, Mr. J. E. Van Tyen, a member of the well-known firm of Van Houten, recently flew from Holland to the Dutch East Indies in a Pander. The view shows this machine during construction.
DIESEL-ENGINED: A Towle flying boat powered by two Packard Diesel engines of 225 b.h.p. each. The machine has a tare weight of 3,400 lift, and with a load consisting of 10 gallons of lubricating oil, 90 gallons of fuel oil for six hours, and 10 people at 170 lb. each, has a gross weight of 5,805 lb. The maximum level speed is 125 m.p.h., the cruising speed 100 m.p.h., and the'sea level rate of climb 650 feet per minute.
DIESEL-ENGINES: This Verville "Air Coach" will, it is claimed, fly from Chicago to New York at 105 m.p.h. on four dollars' worth of the special fuel oil used. The maximum speed of the machine is 130 m.p.h. The Packard Diesel engine is rated at 225 b.h.p.
The summit of Mount Kenya taken at 17,040 ft. by Mr. Tuckett from his Moth (Gipsy I).
Mr. Roy Tuckett is on the left, while alongside him is an official of the Port Elizabeth Club where Mr. Tuckett originally learnt to fly. The Goodyear air wheels which originally went out to Africa for Mr. John Carberry's Moth should be noted.
MOTH SEAPLANES IN CANADA: Some of the 14 D.H. Moth Seaplanes used by the Ontario Provincial Air Services, which have completed 9,297 hr. 45 min. flying during 12 months' operations last year. The machine on the right is a Hamilton all-metal monoplane.
Capt. Latimer-Needham reflecting in solitude and silence over the downs at Totternhoe.
AUTO-GLIDING: Mr. Lowe Wylde making a towed flight in his Glider at Hanworth.
"THE END OF A PERFECT TOW": The Lowe Wylde "Auto-Glider" about to land after being towed by the car seen in the foreground.
A Close-up of the Lowe Wylde "Auto-Glider" and its prime mover. Note the brake-controlled winch which carries the towing cable, also the "air-wheel" undercarriage
AN AMERICAN ALL-METAL COMMERCIAL MONOPLANE: The Prudden-Whitehead low-wing monoplane, powered with three 240-h.p. Wright J6-R760 engines, and carrying eight passengers.
THE "CIRRUS" IN JAPAN: The Ishikawajima training biplane, which, as mentioned in Croydon Notes recently, is now being fitted with "Hermes II" engines
A three-quarter front view of Brant Aircraft Co's. "Scud."
THE BOOTH BABY FLYING BOAT: Henry Booth, a well-known aeronautical designer and engineer of Freeport, L.I., has designed a new two-seater baby flying-boat, which when in production will sel for about 1,500 dols. This boat is powered with a four-cylinder 32 h.p. Johnson Outboard Marine Engine, has a wing spread of 28 feet, a top speed of 75 m.p.h., and a landing speed of 36 rn.p.h. Under test the boat reached an altitude of 8,000 feet and consumed only three gallons of petrol an hour. When fully loaded it weighs 700 pounds.