Flight 1928-05
A NEW PARACHUTE: The rapid opening after Mr. John Tranum left the D.H.9 at 1,000 ft. with the Russell "Lobe" Parachute
PARACHUTE DISPLAY AT STAG LANE AERODROME: Mr. John Tranum, an exhibition jumper, with the American parachute known as the Russell "Lobe" Parachute, with which he made three descents at Stag Lane on May 10. The machine is the D.H.9 from which the demonstration was given.
The Gnome-Rhone Bristol "Titan," as used on the Fokker F.VII chartered by Mr. Van Lear Black for a flight to the Cape and back, is built up very largely from "Jupiter" parts. Five "Jupiter" cylinders are used, and the French version of the engine is rated at 240 h.p. The Bristol "Titan" has not yet gone into production, as the Bristol company desires to be quite sure what type of engine is likely to be wanted before commencing building in quantities. The Gnome-Rhone company, on the other hand, has gone into production with the "Titan."
AN AIR YACHT DE LUXE: The three-engined Fokker monoplane which Mr. Van Lear Black has chartered from the K.L.M. for his tour to the Cape and back. The pilots will be Geysendorffer and Scholte, and Mr. Black will be accompanied by his valet "Leo." The tour is scheduled to start around May 15. The engines are the new Gnome-Rhone Bristol "Titans."
THE SUPERMARINE-NAPIER S-5 IN A MATCHBOX - NEARLY! A neat little car mascot of the Schneider Trophy winner, standing beside an ordinary matchbox. This mascot is being produced by Messrs. Lejeune, of 132, Great Portland Street, W.I.
D.H.50A's CARRY DISTINGUISHED AUSTRALIAN PASSENGERS: On the left, His Excellency Lord Stonehaven and Capt. Davidson, prior to leaving on their flight to Tatura in the "Wattle Bird." On the right, the Prime Minister and Mrs. Bruce emplaning in the "Lyre Bird," for a flight to Adelaide.
DE HAVILLANDS IN AUSTRALIA: A "Nimbus"-engined D.H.50A, assembled by De Havilland Aircraft Pty., Melbourne.
Flying over Sydney: This photograph shows Maj. H. de Havilland, D.S.O., flying a "Cirrus-Moth" during his visit last year.
WAKEFIELD HANDICAP: Flt.-Lieut. Le Poer Trench on the Halton monoplane "OO," leading Flt.-Lieut Soden on his D.H. "Moth" (Genet) "OU" in the second lap of the race, which was eventually won by the former at 80 1/2 m.p.h.
NEW CLUB INSTRUCTOR: When the Norfolk and Norwich Aero Club's pilot instructor, Capt. Lines, left them some time ago to join an aviation company, Mr. F. Fry, photographed above, beside a D.H."Moth" at the Mousehold aerodrome, was chosen to fill the vacancy. He is an excellent instructor and has been a Sergeant Pilot in the R.A.F.
Members of the Sydney Club standing in front of a de Havilland "Cirrus-Moth."
A DE HAVILLAND "CIRRUS-MOTH" IN NEW SURROUNDINGS: A typical sheep run in New Zealand.
A NEW PARACHUTE: The D.H. "Moth" was, as usual, ready to assist by providing a "wind" to open the parachute on the ground. In the group are Air Ministry representatives and other experts. Behind the cords and hatless is Mr. C. A. Pike, who piloted the D.H.9 for the occasion. Miss June, the well-known parachutist, is on the left facing the camera.
Flying in a Thunderstorm: Mr. S. F. Mathews during the Talbot O'Farrell Race, flying "Moth" MF, an old-timer with Mark I "Cirrus" engine.
THE BRISTOL AIR PAGEANT: A portion of the "Parade." Nearest the camera is a de Havilland "Cirrus-Moth." Ahead of that a Westland "Cirrus-Widgeon," an Avro "Cirrus-Avian" and a Blackburn "Genet-Bluebird."
DE HAVILLANDS IN AUSTRALIA: An Australian-built "Cirrus-Moth."
AT HAMBLE: Mr. Lowdell on the Blackburn "Bluebird" "SZ" is seen leading Flt.-Lieut. Rose on the D.H. "Moth" "LW".
AT THE DETROIT SHOW: The Bellanca Monoplane with Whirlwind Engine.
The fast single-seater Avro "Avenger," which tore along the enclosures and then zoomed, piloted by Flt.-Lieut. Luxmoore.
TWO "IMPS": On the right is Mr. Bolas, designer of the Parnall "Imp" which won the Balloon Bursting Competition. With him is Flt.-Lieut. Bonham Carter, who flew it.
This is a general view of the machines grouped round the enclosures with the Parnall "Imp" in the foreground.
Balloon "Strafing": Flight-Lieut. Bonham Carter well on his target in the Parnall "Genet-Imp." The swept-back top plane of this machine caused an onlooker to describe it as "An 'Autogiro' with one vane seized up."
Senor de la Cierva flying his Autogiro above the crowd with a passenger in the rear cockpit. It was fitted with an Armstrong-Siddeley "Lynx," and attracted its usual delight amongst the public.
THE BRISTOL AIR PAGEANT: A general view of the car park and some of the aeroplanes.
WAKEFIELD HANDICAP: The machines being wheeled between the posts at the end of the Utility Race.
REPRESENTATIVE TYPES OF BRITISH AIRCRAFT: 4. The Boulton & Paul "Sidestrand II-Jupiter" three-seater bomber.
Some of the distinguished visitors in front of the Blackburn "Ripon."
SOME BLACKBURN AEROPLANES "ON PARADE": Left to right, a "Cirrus-Bluebird," a "Genet-Bluebird," a "Lynx-Lincock," a "Napier" Ripon, and a "Napier-Dart."
THE BLACKBURN "RIPON" TORPEDOPLANE: Fitted with a Napier "Lion" engine, this machine carries a 1,400 lb. torpedo, the placing of which is shown in above photographs which illustrate the machine from various viewpoints, with wings folded and spread.
The Blackburn "Ripon" with Napier "Lion X" engine, after taking off
The Blackburn "Ripon" with Napier "Lion X" engine, descending to near sea level, and finally dropping the torpedo. The pilot during this demonstration was Captain A. M. Blake.
REPRESENTATIVE TYPES OF BRITISH AIRCRAFT: 1. The Westland "Wapiti-Jupiter" general purpose two-seater.
The only military machine at Detroit is a Vought Corsair, which is exhibited as a landplane. It is here seen in its seaplane form.
THE GERMAN-IRISH ATLANTIC FLIGHT: The Junkers monoplane, "Bremen," on the rocky and snow-covered Greenly Island, where Baron von Huenefeld, Capt. Koehl, and Maj. Fitzmaurice landed on April 13, after their 37-hour flight across the Atlantic.
A "Jupiter" Engined Junkers for New Guinea. An Australian company, the New Guinea Gold Co., which is at present prospecting for gold in New Guinea, has acquired a Junkers W-34 monoplane, fitted with a Bristol ''Jupiter'' engine for the work. The mining area is situated 65 miles from the coast at an altitude of 10,000 ft. and owing to the difficult nature of the country a round trip to and from the mine area takes about three weeks by ordinary methods! The air trip takes about one hour. There is no possible landing place between the two aerodromes, so engine reliability is essential - hence the "Jupiter." (Note. - Our pictures were not taken in New Guinea!)
The Armstrong-Siddeley "Leopard" Aero Engine as fitted in a Hawker "Horsley" bomber.
AT THE DETROIT SHOW: The Fokker "Super-Universal," with Pratt and Witney "Wasp" Engine.
AT THE DETROIT SHOW: The Hamilton all-metal resembles the Junkers machines in construction and in general design.
HAMPSHIRE AIR PAGEANT: The Avro "Bison" descending after being defeated by the (distant) Fairey "Flycatcher" in the aerial combat.
HOME: The Avro "Avian III" ("Cirrus" 30-80 h.p. engine) taxying in at Croydon aerodrome on May 17 after the first solo light 'plane flight from Cape Town to England. In the background are some mechanics of A.D.C. Aircraft whose engine played such a reliable part in Lady Heath's tour.
Sir.Charles Wakefield's Gift: The Avro "Cirrus-Avian" presented by Sir Charles to the Federal Government was handed over by Mr. Bruce to the Australian Aero Club; (N.S.W. Section) on March 31 at Mascot aerodrome. In the photograph the machine is seen just after being erected at the Larkin Works, Melbourne.
PENALTY OF FAME: Lady Heath was besieged by photographers at Croydon aerodrome when she landed on May 17, and is here seen facing the battery beside her reliable Avro "Avian" ("Cirrus"). A large crowd raised cheers as she stepped from the machine.
Taking Over: A new Avro "Avian" going through its acceptance test with Miss Winifred Brown on board, who afterwards purchased it. She is a member of the Lancashire Aeroplane Club and learned to fly as such. One of her recent flights was to Croydon from the north, on the occasion of the visit of the King of Afghanistan.
AT HAMBLE: The two Avro "Avians," flown by Flt.-Lieut. Luxmoore and Capt. H. A. Brown, fighting their duel in the Morris Open Handicap, with the former on "XY" leading.
A Private Owneress at the Bristol Meeting: Miss Winifred Brown, seated in the cockpit of her "Cirrus-Avian."
THE DE HAVILLAND D.H.61 AS A SEAPLANE: The first of the type, christened "Canberra" was a landplane with Bristol "Jupiter VI," and was sold to a firm in Australia. Having proved very efficient in its original form, the D.H. 61 has now been produced as a seaplane, with geared "Jupiter," and is here seen undergoing trials at Rochester, piloted by Captain Hubert Broad.
REPRESENTATIVE TYPES OF BRITISH AIRCRAFT: 3. de Havilland D.H.61 "Canberra," with Bristol "Jupiter," a commercial biplane.
The little Blackburn "Lincock" with Armstrong-Siddeley "Lynx" engine, piloted by Sqdr.-Ldr. Jack Noakes. This is a new class of machine, known as a "light fighter."
INTRODUCING A NEW CLASS IN FIGHTERS: The Blackburn "Lincock" with Armstrong-Siddeley "Lynx" engine is of a type known as a "light fighter." It was demonstrated during the visit to Brough by Squadron-Leader Jack Noakes, who did some amazing "crazy-flying" on it.
AT THE BRISTOL MEETING: The R.A.F. contribution was in the form of demonstrations, bombing and machine-gunning by three Hawker "Woodcocks" with Bristol "Jupiter" engines, here seen in formation "line astern."
AIR MINISTER'S CHANNEL CRUISE: This week Sir Samuel Hoare is making a cruise of (inspection to the Channel Islands, Scilly Islands, &c, in one of the new Short all-metal "Calcutta" flying boats with "Jupiter" engines. The "Calcutta" is seen at the moment of departure, while in the foreground is the Supermarine "Southampton"-Napier which is escorting the Air Minister on his cruise.
REPRESENTATIVE TYPES OF BRITISH AIRCRAFT: 1. The Gloster "Goring-Jupiter" two-seater seaplane.
THE GLOSTER "GORING" SEAPLANE IN FLIGHT: These photographs were obtained during full-load trials over Southampton Water. The pilot was Mr. Rex Stocken.
The Gloster "Goring" as a Seaplane: Side view of the machine on the beach. Note the bombs suspended under the bottom plane.
Gloster G.25 Goring проектировался под спецификацию от 1925 года на торпедоносец-бомбардировщик, в серию не пошел, но активно использовался как летающая лаборатория.
The Gloster "Goring" about to go out for a flight over Southampton Water.
OFF FOR FULL-LOAD TRIALS: The Gloster "Goring" taxying out for a start. In this and the other photographs the machine is shown with Bristol "Jupiter VI." Actually it was designed for, and can be obtained fitted with the "Jupiter VIII" geared engine, when an even better performance, particularly in the matter of take-off and climb, is obtained.
THE GLOSTER "GORING"AS A LANDPLANE: The single-bay bracing, down-curving wing roots, streamlined "nose" and general "cleanness" bear testimony to Gloster racing experience applied to service types. The engine is a Bristol "Jupiter."
At the Detroit Show: Three-quarter front view of the Wallace "Touroplane."
At the Detroit Show: The Loening 4-passenger amphibian is engined by a Pratt and Witney Wasp.
Under the Australian Flag: A Supermarine "Southampton" with Napier "Lion" engines recently delivered to the R.A.A.F. This machine is able to fly with one of its two engines stopped.
SURVEYING THE GREAT BARRIER REEF: A composite photograph showing one of the Supermarine-Napier "Seagulls" alighting at Kennedy Sound.
SURVEYING THE GREAT BARRIER REEF: Supermarine-Napier "Seagulls" were used very successfully for this work. Our photograph shows one of the "Seagulls" alighting off Bowen
Auxiliaries to "Seagulls" A9-1 and 2.
A SEAGULL'S NEST: The three Supermarine "Seagulls" housed in their hangar at Bowen. Below, two of them are seen on the tarmac.
SURVEYING THE GREAT BARRIER REEF: Supermarine-Napier "Seagulls" were used very successfully for this work. Our photograph shows one of the "Seagulls" taxying up the beach on its wheel undercarriage, which proved very useful at low tide.
REPRESENTATIVE TYPES OF BRITISH AIRCRAFT: 3. The Vickers "Valiant-Jupiter" general purpose two-seater.
Winning the Talbot O'Farrell Race: Mr. Uwins crossing the finishing line on his Bristol "P.T.M." biplane with Bristol "Lucifer" engine. His average speed was 109 m.p.h.
AT HAMBLE: In the picture are the machines lined up for the important Morris Open Handicap, and the nearest machine is Cant. Stack's Martinsyde-Nimbus, which won it at a speed of 129 3/4 m.p.h.
REPRESENTATIVE TYPES OF BRITISH AIRCRAFT: 4. The A.D.C. "Nimbus-Martinsyde" single-seater fighter.
A RECORD BREAKER: The De Havilland "Hound'' having its Napier Series XI engine warmed up before the record flight.
Capt. Broad in the cockpit.
THREE WORLD'S RECORDS FOR GREAT BRITAIN: On April 27 Capt. Hubert Broad, flying a De Havilland "Hound" fitted with Napier Series XI engine, established three new world's records for speed with a useful load of 2,000 kgs. Our photograph shows the "Hound" in flight
At the Detroit Show: The Eastman flying-boat, 80 h.p. Anzani, although a tractor sesquiplane, revives the open girder tail booms.
The Hurd Low-Wing Monoplane.
Demonstrating the "Sploth": Sqdn.-Ldr. England giving a demonstration of "How not to fly," on the de Havilland "Cirrus-Moth" with which he is shortly starting a tour of Europe.
HAMPSHIRE AIR PAGEANT: The four R.A.F. Gloster "Gamecocks" flying in formation during their exhibition of drill at the Pageant, flown by Sqdr.-Ldr. C. N. Lowe, Flt.-Lieut. A. C. Collier, and Flying Officers N. A. P. Pritchett and H. C. O. Hayter.