Aeroplane Monthly 1977-06
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J.Griffin - Portsmouth Airport 1932-1973
One of the last residents at Portsmouth was this J F Airlines Scottish Aviation Pioneer, G-APHY, seen here taking off from its base in September 1971.
A group of onlookers gaze at part of the PSIOW fleet at Portsmouth in 1937. The Westland Wessex G-ARVB was specially built for the airline’s high density routes, and metal tubing replaced the wooden members in the wings. The General Aircraft Monospar ST-4 survived in Australia until 1954, but D.H.60 G-AAAG crashed into the Solent on November 1, 1934, after a low level stall, the two occupants being drowned.
No 13. Airspeed Envoy G-AENA in company with Percival Mew Gull ZS-AHO, Baragwanath at Portsmouth on the eve of the Portsmouth to Johannesburg Race in September 1936.
The only Courier A.S.5C was powered by a 325 h.p. Napier Rapier IV.
Unlucky No 13. Airspeed Envoy G-AENA at Portsmouth on the eve of the Portsmouth to Johannesburg Race in September 1936. The aircraft crashed at Abercorn in North Rhodesia, killing Max Findlay.
No 13. Airspeed Envoy G-AENA in company with Percival Mew Gull ZS-AHO, Baragwanath at Portsmouth on the eve of the Portsmouth to Johannesburg Race in September 1936.
A group of onlookers gaze at part of the PSIOW fleet at Portsmouth in 1937. The Westland Wessex G-ARVB was specially built for the airline’s high density routes, and metal tubing replaced the wooden members in the wings. The General Aircraft Monospar ST-4 survived in Australia until 1954, but D.H.60 G-AAAG crashed into the Solent on November 1, 1934, after a low level stall, the two occupants being drowned.
A group of onlookers gaze at part of the PSIOW fleet at Portsmouth in 1937. The Westland Wessex G-ARVB was specially built for the airline’s high density routes, and metal tubing replaced the wooden members in the wings. The General Aircraft Monospar ST-4 survived in Australia until 1954, but D.H.60 G-AAAG crashed into the Solent on November 1, 1934, after a low level stall, the two occupants being drowned.