Aeroplane Monthly 1979-08
News Spotlight
Take-off from Folkestone, 0551 a.m., with the early morning light filtering through the Mylar covering.
Arrival at Wissant, 0840. The slow-turning propeller, conspicuous in most photographs, weighs only 3lb, and has an impressive efficiency of 88 per cent. Extensive use of modern technology materials is a feature of the structure, the basic frame being of carbon fibre tubing.