Aeroplane Monthly 1979-06
A.Ord-Hume - Broughton-Blayney Brawney and Perman Parasol /British pre-war ultralights/
The Perman Pou du Ciel, G-ADPX, built for F. W. Broughton, was one of eleven Fleas built by the company in their mews off the Grays Inn Road.
One of the Aero-8 club machines has a fuselage of unorthodox but pleasing appearance. The engine is a Douglas flat twin.
The Aero-Eight Club's “Super Flea” wearing incorrect registration letters, later changed to G-AEFW. The Flea is seen at the Club's April 1936 Bank Holiday meeting at Canute Air Park in Essex.
Bearing the same registration as the second Brawney, is a Mignet H.M.14 Pou du Ciel. The Pou's correct registration, G-AEFW, was applied later.
THE LOW-DOWN: The first flying picture of the new ultra-light Perman monoplane described in Flight last week. Permanised Ford engine is fitted
The second Brawney, G-AERF, crashed in Bromley Hill Cemetery, Kent, on June 6, 1937.
The prototype Brawney in original form, with price tag on the nose.
The prototype Brawney with Jennie Broad, giving some idea of scale.