Aeroplane Monthly 1985-10
R.Riding - Hawker Cygnet /British pre-war ultralights/ (55)
Cygnet G-EBMB, taking part in the 1926 Lympne meeting, by which time it had been reengined with the well-proven Bristol Cherub III.
Three views of Cygnet No 15, powered by an ABC Scorpion, photographed at Brooklands shortly after completion in August 1924. The other Cygnet, No 14, was powered by an Anzani engine. Both were plagued with engine trouble throughout the 1924 trials but managed to secure third and fourth places.
The newly-restored Hawker Cygnet G-EBMB flying at the Royal Aeronautical Society's Garden Party at White Waltham in May 1950. Today the aircraft can be seen in the Sydney Camm Memorial Hall at the RAF Museum at Hendon.
LOW-SPEED FLYING AT LYMPNE: 2, Longton on No. 14 Hawker.
Sqn Ldr W. H. Longton flying Cygnet No 14 during the Lympne trials in October 1924.
Hawker Cygnet