Aeroplane Monthly 1982-05
P.Capon - Stag Lane /Capon's Corner/
An early view of the Stag Lane works with D.H.9s being reconditioned.
The D.H.50 prototype, G-EBFN, photographed at Stag Lane in 1925. Powered by a 230 h.p. Siddeley Puma, the D.H. 50 carried four passengers. Seen in the colours of Northern Air Lines Ltd, this D.H.50 was sold in Australia as G-AUEY in February 1926.
This photograph of the second D.H.50, G-EBFO, was taken when it crashed after a test flight at Stag Lane in June 1925. Standing at left are R. E. Bishop, W. T. W. Ballantyne and Hessel Tiltman.
G-EBMP on its nose afer an incident at Stag Lane, possibly in 1926. Inset "D.H." himself. Geoffrey de Havilland seated in a Moth of the Newcastle upon Tyne Aero Club at Stag Lane.
A very bent D.H.60 Cirrus Moth at Stag Lane, possibly late 1925. G-EBMF was repaired and was to survive until 1948, when it was scrapped at Gatwick.
The D.H.37 G-EBDO photographed at Stag Lane in May 1926.
D.H.51A G-EBIM at Stag Lane in September 1925. G-EBIM ended its days as a seaplane in Australia as G-AUIM.
The D.H.29 Doncaster, J6849, at Stag Lane in 1922 in final form with porthole-type cabin windows and rear gunner's position just visible aft of the wing.
D.H.9C G-EBDD of the D.H. Hire Service, at Stag Lane in 1925.
The D.H.52 glider at Stag Lane in October 1922. Note strutted undercarriage which was not fitted when it took part in the Itford gliding competitions later that month.
The third prototype D.H.42, the 42B Dingo II, J7007, seen at Stag Lane in October, 1925. The Dingo II was built of steel, not wood like other D.H.42s, and was powered by a 436 h.p. Bristol Jupiter IV engine.
D.H.54 prototype, G-EBBQ, powered by a 450 h.p. Napier Lion engine. Built in 1922 this nine-passenger airliner crashed at Croydon in August 1935.
D.H.9J G-EBEZ, fitted with 350 h.p. Jaguar III engine at Stag Lane in November 1926.
D.H.9J G-EAAC in a sorry state at Stag Lane in 1926. This D.H.9 was originally H9277, became K-109 on the first British civil register, and was later converted to a D.H.9J. After repair G-EAAC continued flying until 1933.