Aeroplane Monthly 1987-04
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L.Curtis - The Flying Duchess (1)
Fokker F.VIIA G-EBTS The Spider, pictured during the abortive flight to India in 1928. The aircraft originally saw service with KLM.
The Spider at Filton, Bristol, shortly after installation of the Bristol Jupiter engine. Capt Barnard is standing on the right.
Capt Barnard, the Duchess of Bedford's first personal pilot, stands in front of The Spider.
The return of The Spider from its flight to India and back, landing at Croydon on August 9, 1929.
The Duchess of Bedford, Capt. C. D. Barnard (left), and Mr. Bob Little, at Bristol for the celebrations of their record flight to India and back in the Fokker (Jupiter) monoplane.
Capt Barnard, the Duchess of Bedford and Bob Little pictured at Bristol for the celebrations of their record flight to India and back, made in August 1929.
The Duchess sitting in Moth G-EBRI at Stag Lane in 1927. Capt Barnard is with her.
Getting ready to go home. The Duchess of Bedford and her pilot, Capt. C. D. Barnard, about to return after a flying visit to the Nottingham meeting.
D.H.60X Moth G-EBRI was the Duchess of Bedford's first aircraft. She owned it from May 1927 until October the following year, when it was replaced with Gipsy Moth G-AAAO. In this photo she is next to the Moth's tail.
Duchess of Bedford's second Moth was G-AAAO, a Gipsy-engined version purchased in October 1928. It was in this aircraft that the Duchess learned to fly in 1930.