Flight 1932-09
Flight
NOT A NIGHT RAIDER: The photograph shows a "Hart" of No. 33 Squadron flying above the clouds.
THE END OF A PERFECT FLIGHT: Zwirko crossing the finishing line on Templehof aerodrome at the end of the speed test.
TROUBLE-FREE FOR 5,000 MILES: The Armstrong-Siddeley "Genet Major" engine fitted in Zwirko's monoplane helped greatly in producing an Anglo-Polish victory.
THREE BIG THINGS IN AVIATION: This photo - for which we have to thank our friends Shell-Mex Sc B.P.,Ltd. - taken recently over the Ausseralster, the larger of the two lakes in the centre of Hamburg, shows the Junkers G.38, the world's largest landplane, in flight; the Dornier Do. X, the world's largest flying-boat, moored on the left; and the new extensive Shell Haus on the lakeside on the right.
AN AMPLE INTERIOR: Air Service Training at Hamble like plenty of room for their machines, and they get it in this B. &. P. hangar, which is 300 ft. long and 70 ft. wide.
The Westland "Wessex" (three 7-cylinder Genet Majors) which carried some of the Mayor's party from Heston to Romford.
EQUAL TO 1,100 H.P.: The Bristol "Pegasus" engine would develop at ground level, could it be run at full supercharge, this impressive power. Note the Townend ring cowling.
TESTING THE ALTITUDE BREAKER: Mr. C. F. Uwins flying the Vickers "Vespa" (Bristol "Pegasus") above the Bristol Channel. The English end of the Severn Tunnel can be seen in the foreground.
"PER ARDUA AD ASTRA": The Vickers "Vespa" (special supercharged Bristol "Pegasus") on the way towards 44,000 ft. Piloted by Capt. C. F. Uwins, it gained the altitude record in 1932 with a height of 44,000 ft. An Italian Pegasus-engined Caproni subsequently raised the figure to 47,353 ft.
"SPAN SQUARE OVER W": The Vickers "Vespa" (Bristol "Pegasus") is characterised by large span and, consequently, low span loading.
SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD: Mr. C. F. Uwins "doubling" for Mr. C. F. Uwins to give the camera people an idea of what he looked like when he looked down on this vale of tears from about 44,000 ft.
Maj. le Baron de Woelmont, Chief of the Staff to Gen. Gillieaux, in his Fairey "Firefly" (Rolls-Royce "Kestrel").
THE BROAD ARROW: Six "Fireflies" of a Belgian squadron from Nivelles.
AN ESCADRILLE FROM NIVELLES: Good formation flying by a Belgian squadron in "Fireflies."
"FIREFLIES" AT NIVELLES: Other squadrons equipped with the same type are stationed at Schaffen.
"FIREFLY" PILOTS AT NIVELLES: Standing (left to right), Sergent Pieret, Ier Sergent Doppagne, Adjudant Sauveniere, Capitaine Duthoit, Major Baron de Woelmont, Capitaine Norbert Leboutte, Caporal Richard, Ier Sergent Tahon, Ier Sergent Vincent. Sitting (left to right), Adjudant De Coninck, Ier Sergent Dubois, Sergent Genin, Sergent Vandelanotte, Sergent Desmyttere.
MEN, WOMEN, AND THE MACHINE: The picture on the left shows "Fireflies" receiving finishing touches in the erecting shop at the Fairey works at Gosselies. On the right is a group of the staff at Gosselies.
An amusing contrast was provided by Mr. Hudson's 1902 Oldsmobile - still very mobile - and the Hawker "Fury" (" Kestrel ") - still more mobile!
FAIREY "FOXES" AT EVERE AERODROME: In the Belgian Army the "Fox" is used as a reconnaissance aeroplane.
PILOTS OF THE 5th GROUP, 1st REGIMENT D'AERONAUTIQUE, AT EVERE: Front Row (left to right), Adjudant De Groote, Capitaine Breulhez, Capitaine G. Verhaegen, Capitaine Vander Linden, Lieutenant Colonel Iserentant (Cdt. le Regiment), Major Hansenne (Commandant le Ve. Groupe), Adjudant Hoton, Ier Sergent Mouzon, Ier Sergent Baudoux. Back Row (left to right), Adjudant Crooy, Sous-Lieutenant Lenoir, Adjudant Forest, Adjudant Beerens, Adjudant Rombauts, Sergent de Vinck de Winnezeele, Ier Sergent Persenaire, Ier Sergent Dieu, Caporal Closset.
SQUADRON LINE ABREAST: No. 603 B.S. has to contend with weather. Firth of Forth is covered with haar or sea mist.
FLIGHTS IN LINE ABREAST: No. 603 B.S. indulges in many attractive formations. The dressing of the nine Westland "Wapitis" is particularly good.
SQUADRON "V": The nine "Wapitis" of No. 603 B.S. over one of the coast towns of the Firth of Forth.
ECHELON ON THE RIGHT: Westland "Wapitis" (Jupiter) of the City of Glasgow B.S. in a difficult formation.
Five "Wapitis" of his squadron over the Clyde.
MIST ON THE FIRTH OF CLYDE: The City of Glasgow Squadron is used to flying in murky weather.
THE HUCKS STARTER: About to start a "Jupiter" in one of the squadron's "Wapitis."
SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE'S PUNITIVE EXPEDITION: The picture shows the arrival at Windhoek, the capital of the Mandated Territory of South West Africa, of "Wapiti" aeroplanes sent by the Union Government to deal with disturbances in the native territory of Ovamboland. The expedition was led by Sir Pierre van Ryneveld, K.B.E., D.S.O., who will be remembered as the first man to fly across Africa, and who is now Director of Aviation in the Union. The rebellious chief was speedily quelled, though the bombs only caused casualties to his cattle.
Herr Wegenast, President of the Dusseldorf Aero Club, talking to Mr. Nigel Norman after landing at Heston. His pilot is Herr Niehues.
SECOND AND THIRD PLACE: The Argus engine was fitted in Morzik's Heinkel and Poss's "Klemm." It is here seen in the latter.
SECOND AND THIRD: Morzik (left) and Poss gained the same number of points, the former flying a Heinkel (Argus) and the latter a "Klemm" Kl.32 (Argus). Morzik has twice won the International Touring Competition.
FIFTH: The De Havilland "Gipsy III" engine fitted in the "Klemm" flown by the Swiss pilot, Fretz.
Mr. and Mrs. Gardner and their son with his Avro "Cadet." Mr. Gardner is taking an extensive course at A.S.T., Hamble, where his parents also underwent a course of instruction recently.
On the Thursday afternoon even the large seating accommodation of the H.P.42 "Heracles" was unable to cope with the demand for tea flights over London by our enthusiastic visitors.
AT CROYDON: The Heracles (with the Spartan "Cruiser") just before the start for Denmark.
CULINARY INTEREST: Chefs from the C.P.R. liner "Empress of Britain" interested in J. A. Mollison's "Puss Moth" "Heart's Content" at Southampton.
OPENING A CHOCOLATE AIR DELIVERY SERVICE: Above, Lord Apsley starting the "Gipsy" engine by swinging the propeller. Below, girls loading 4 cwt. of chocolates into the "Puss Moth."
THREE BIG THINGS IN AVIATION: This photo - for which we have to thank our friends Shell-Mex Sc B.P.,Ltd. - taken recently over the Ausseralster, the larger of the two lakes in the centre of Hamburg, shows the Junkers G.38, the world's largest landplane, in flight; the Dornier Do. X, the world's largest flying-boat, moored on the left; and the new extensive Shell Haus on the lakeside on the right.
AN AMPLE INTERIOR: Air Service Training at Hamble like plenty of room for their machines, and they get it in this B. &. P. hangar, which is 300 ft. long and 70 ft. wide.
Mr. Alan Goodfellow (left) and Mr. M. L. Bramson, for Lancashire and Hanworth Clubs, respectively, clearing the tape with commendably little to spare when competing for the Hart Trophy.
FARTHER BACK THAN EVER: If the pilot's cockpit of the Granville Brothers' Gee Bee Super Sportster is moved any farther back in the next model the pilot will have to hang on to the trailing edge of the rudder and become a streamer. The machine, fitted with a supercharged Wasp engine, is credited with a speed of more than 300 m.p.h., piloted by Maj. J. Doolittle. The view from the cockpit is probably better than one would expect.
Ready for the start of Folkestone Aero Trophy Race. The nearest machine is Mr. MacGilchrist's "Swift" (Gipsy III), on which Mr. Styran won the race.
Mr. A. J. Styran (left) looks cheerful after his victory as does Fit. Lt. N. Comper, who, besides coming in second on a "Swift" (Pobjoy), is designer also of both machines.
The winner of the Cup for the second arrival was M. Seligman, who with Mme. Seligman flew over from Paris in this Farman 198 (Renault 215).
MODERNITY: A Gloster "Gnatsnapper," fitted with Rolls-Royce "Kestrel" engine, shows how amazingly "clean" an aeroplane can be made when evaporative cooling is employed.
THE HEINKEL He.64: This three-quarter rear view was taken at Heston shortly after the arrival of the Heinkels from Germany during the "Week-End Aerien."
"EINE HEI(N)KLE SACHE": Capt. Cordes, Handley Page's test pilot, giving a take-off demonstration at Radlett. Note lift flaps down and all slots open.
GOOD BYE TO RADLETT: The three Heinkels leave in formation after their demonstrations. Note that on the leading machine the port lift slot is open and its associated flap down, while the starboard slot is closed and its flap up.
Fraulein Elly Beinhorn (left) arriving with Fraulein S. Mirow in one of the new Heinkel's.
Heinkel-Sport He.64
The Cirrus-Hermes Engineering Co. whose latest engine the "Hermes IV" was described in FLIGHT for July 8, use a Spartan "Arrow" for their test work. Mr. J. V. Holman, their Sales Manager, is here seen beside the "Arrow."
A Belgian pilot, M. Du Pont, in a "Boulte Sport" ("Gipsy I"), was actually the first foreign visitor to arrive, but he was too early to gain the Cup for the arrival competition. He is seen on the right with his passenger, M, Abeele (r).
SEA, LAND OR AIR: The Sikorsky (2 Wasps) of Mr. Francis Francis. The cabin is beautifully fitted, and this machine makes what is probably the most luxurious privately-owned aircraft in the country. It is in a similar Sikorsky that the Hutchinson family are flying to England, via Greenland, from New York.
THE FAMILY TOUR: The Hutchinson family and crew, who attempted a flight from New York to Edinburgh in a Sikorsky amphibian, but came to grief in Greenland. Capt. George R. Hutchinson is shown seated with his wife and two daughters, Kathryn and Janet Lee. The others of the party are Peter Redpath, navigator, Joseph Ruff, mechanic, Gerald Altfilisch, radio operator, and Norman Alley, cameraman.
1,000 lb. being loaded into the Spartan "Cruiser" for a full-load demonstration.
AT CROYDON: The Prince is seen de-planing from the Spartan "Cruiser" - in which he flew from Sunningdale
The Lord Mayor of London going on board the Spartan "Cruiser" (three "Gipsy III's" at Heston. Col. Strange flew the party, which included Col. Shelmerdine, the Director of Civil Aviation, to Maylands Aerodrome, Romford.
Refuelling Capt. N. Stack's Spartan Mailplane from the Shell and "B.P." lorry at Heston prior to his flight to India and back.
AT CROYDON: The Heracles (with the Spartan "Cruiser") just before the start for Denmark.
Three-seater "Spartan" ("Hermes IIB") of Lt. Col. L. Strange. A trinity which won the Isle of Thanet Cup.
The Spartan Line-up.
Ample room for two persons is provided in the rear cockpit of this, the latest version, of the Spartan 3-seater.
A FAIR ITALIAN VISITOR: Miss Gaby Angelini, an Italian pilot, who is making a solo flight to the principal towns of Europe in her Breda 15, at Heston, where she arrived last week. She has already visited Prague, Berlin, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Amsterdam, and next she will fly to Paris, Lyons, Cannes, Geneva and home to Milan.
THE ELECTRICALLY-FIRED TYPE: The battery of flares may be seen strapped to the side of the fuselage (as a temporary measure). This picture of a "Gipsy Moth" belonging to Airwork, Ltd., was taken at Hanworth, by the light of a Chance Brothers floodlight.
A WEST INDIAN FLIGHT: Mr. Cipriani's "Hermes"-engined "Moth" at St. Vincent, after a flight from Trinidad.
Mr. Skorzewski in a "Moth" ("Gipsy I") was the actual winner of the arrival competition, and he is here seen receiving the Cup from Col. Shelmerdine, the Director of Civil Aviation.
Another arrival at Heston was M. Frederic Jamar, who, as can be seen from the illustration, hails from the Belgian Congo.
This St. Hubert of M. Pierre Osterrieth was one of the best finished foreign machines to come over.
Three-quarter front and rear views of the Scud II outside Mr. E. D. Abbott's works at Farnham.
A front view of the Scud II showing the clean lines.
SCUD II
Slingsby in the British "Falcon."
At the top is Humphries in the "Kassel 20" two-seater
THREE-QUARTER REAR VIEW OF BOEING "TOTEM": The "Wasp Jr." engine is installed as a pusher.
THE BOEING "TOTEM": An interesting view of this Canadian-built machine in flight.
A Retractable Water Rudder is a feature of the "Totem." When retracted the Water Rudder disappears into the Air Rudder.
Roomy accommodation is provided for four, including the pilot, Note the dual controls.
The Boeing "Totem" 300 h.p. Wasp Jr. Engine