Flight 1929-08
Hawker "Hart" Tor rear spar attachment
Metal Rib on Hawker "Hart"
An aerial view of the Fokker monoplane gliding into London's air port at Croydon.
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.
Not exactly a Grecian nose, but it functioned splendidly. The Bristol "Jupiter" engine in the Duchess of Bedford's Fokker monoplane, which was not disturbed by 10,000 miles in eight days.
Return of "The Spider." A successful finish to the flight to India and back. Landing at Croydon August 9.
Spanish Visitors to Filton: The week before last Their Royal Highnesses the Archdukes Francisco and Antonio, cousins of the King of Spain, who are on a tour of Europe, arrived at Filton by "Moth," and inspected the Bristol works and machines. During the evening they were entertained at his home by Mr. H. J. Thomas, a director and works manager of the Bristol Co. The next day the visitors were given a civic luncheon by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham.
The wing spar construction: Booms as well as braces are of Koltchugalumin tubes.
FUSELAGE CONSTRUCTION OF THE ANT-9: On the left, the saloon portion, showing main frames. On the right, the structure of the aft portion of the body, in Koltchugalumin tube construction.
The ANT-9 exhibited on the Krasnaja Ploschad in Moscow.
THE ANT-9: Three-quarter Front View.
View from above, showing landing gear, front portion of fuselage, and wing engines. Note the neat engine cowling.
Structure of wing centre-section, with outer wing portion attached. Below, the inner end of wing tip, with fuel tank. Note socketed joints for attachment of multi-spars.
A Wing Engine and its tubular mounting on wing centre-section.
Detail of tubular wing spar boom joint, for connecting centre-section to outer wing portions.
The Saloon of the ANT-9: View looking forward. The pilots' cockpit can be seen through the open door in the front wall.
PREPARING FOR FLIGHT: Starting the Rolls-Royce engine of the new Supermarine S.6 by means of a Bristol gas starter.
LAUNCHING THE SUPERMARINE ROLLS-ROYCE S.6: Above, Wheeling the machine down the slipway. In the centre, Taking the water. And below, The machine afloat, ready to be towed out.
S.6 in Flight
The Business End of the Supermarine S.6: Of the Rolls-Royce "R" type engine nothing is seen but the exhaust ports.
A WEIRD CRAFT: The Supermarine-Rolls-Royce S.6 on board one of the special pontoons used for transport purposes.
ONE OF THE BRITISH 1929 DEFENDERS: The Supermarine S.6 is an all-metal low-wing monoplane, fitted with Rolls-Royce "R" type engine.
A VISITOR FROM THE NEAR EAST: His Excellency Sheikh Hafidh Wahba - a Delegate from Hejas to the recent Postal Congress - visited the Works of Petters, Ltd., Yeovil. The Westland IV, in which he took a flight, is shown in the background. Left to right, Mr. E. M. Benjamin, Capt. Paget, Mr. P. W. Petter (Managing Director of Petters, Ltd.), His Excellency Sheikh Hafidh Wahba, Mr. All Shukry Bey, Mr. T. D. Cree, Capt. R. C. Petter, Capt. Hill, Mr. R. J. Norton.
PARTING COMPANY! This remarkable photograph shows Mr. John Tranum and his Russell-Lobe parachute just after quitting the "Moth" belonging to Mr. M. E. I. Jensen above Kastrup Aerodrome, Copenhagen, at an altitude lof 3,000 feet. The photograph was taken from another "Moth" belonging to Mr. Thielst.
Flt.-Lieut. R. R. Bentley, A.F.C., has just completed his fourth flight between South Africa and Great Britain in the same Cirrus-Moth. His latest trip was for the purpose of flying a business man, Mr. M. Filsinger, to Germany from Johannesburg. They left on July 10, and reached Berlin on August 22, having flown via Nairobi, Cairo, Constantinople, Sofia, Vienna and Prague. Flt.-Lieut. Bentley then flew on to London. Our illustration marks the arrival at Berlin. (Left to right) Mrs. Bentley, Mr. M. Filsinger, Flight-Lieut. Bentley, Dr. Millner, and Capt. Udet, the German wartime "ace."
A Landing Ground Campaign has been carried out in South Australia, sponsored by Louis Coen Wireless Pty. Ltd., who are said to be the first company in the Dominion to use aircraft for conveying their commercial travellers on a regular circuit, and own three D.H. "Moths." The Vacuum Oil Co. Pty., Ltd., also contributed to the campaign, which resulted in over 130 towns being inspected and the selection of many sites. Our illustration marks the conclusion of a section of the campaign in South Australia, when over 50 towns in the State were visited. Officials of the South Australia Aero Club congratulate the Victorian airmen on their useful work. (Left to right): Capt. Roberts, pilot of a touring machine : Mr. A. C. Hewitt (Club President), Mr. J. Churchill Smith (Club Secretary), Mr. B. Skeil (Organiser), and Capt. Mollison, late R.A.F. (Club Instructor).
The Lord Mayor of Nottingham (Alderman A. R. Atkey) receiving the licence for the new Nottingham Corporation Aerodrome (Tollerton) from Mr. F. Montague, Under Secretary of State for Air, at Stag Lane Aerodrome on July 27, after flying down from Nottingham. He immediately flew back to perform the opening ceremony at which Sir Alan Cobham was present. Our illustrations show the Under Secretary for Air presenting the Mayor with the licence, with Air Vice-Marshal Sir Sefton Brancker an interested witness, and the arrival in the Nottingham Club's D.H. "Moth," piloted by Flight-Lieut. F. L. Bateman.
Engine Mounting on Parnall "Elf" and detail of it's attachment to Fuselage
Aileron Hinge and Wing Root on the Boulton & Paul "Sidestrand"
A "GUGNUNC" JAMBOREE: The Machine designed and built by Handley Page, Ltd., for the Guggenheim Competition is liberally slotted. That it has both lateral stability at large angles and a steep angle of climb is shown by these two photographs, which show the machine just after leaving the ground and well away. The engine fitted is an Armstrong-Siddeley "Mongoose."
The sad story of the Handley Page HP 39 Gugnunc is a case of a bruised ego pouring good money after bad in what always looked to be a futile exercise. First flown on 30 April 1929, the sole HP 39, G-AACN, was built specifically to compete in the US-based Guggenheim Safe Aircraft Competition, which Frederick Handley Page felt would be a great showcase for his likely winner of a design. This was not to be the case, for after some protracted wrangling the declared winner was the Curtiss Tanager, the HP 39 being unplaced. This somewhat dubious result even engendered critical comment from parts of the American aviation press. Meanwhile, a disgruntled Handley Page involved the company in spending additional sums to those already incurred on the US trip, by taking out a lawsuit against Curtiss for non-payment of royalties for what Handley Page considered were his patented wing slots. This judgement would also go against him. Seen here being flown by J. Cordes from the company's Cricklewood airfield in June 1929, the HP 39 was powered by a 150hp Armstrong Siddeley Mongoose and had an impressive speed range of 112.5 to 33.5mph.
Duralumin Elevator on Westland "Wapiti"
Preliminaries : Weighing in the Arado-Warnemundel L.I. (70 Salmson) at Orly.
THE FOLDING TEST AT ORLY: (1) Avia Antelope (Walter engine) with German B.F.W. in the rear
PETROL TEST AT THE ORLY MEETING: (2) The French Caudron 193 low-wing monoplane and the Avia Antelope (Walter)
Front Spar Locking Pin on metal "Avian"
Main Plane Centre Section Joint on Vickers's "Victoria"
AUSTRALIAN AIR MAIL DEVELOPMENT: Arrival of the first Air Mail at Brisbane from Charleville, on April 22, flown by the D.H.61 (Bristol "Jupiter") "Apollo," operated by the Queensland and Northern Territories Aerial Services, Ltd. The distance of 444 miles is covered in 5 1/2 hours.
Ford Wheel suspension showing Hydraulic Brake
Ford Detail of Undercarriage Strut Attachment
Detachable Panels of varying shapes form the flooring of the Blackburn "Nile": under passenger's seats 3 ply mahogany boards are used
TWENTY YEARS AFTER: On July 27 M. Bieriot again flew the Channel, this time in the latest type of Bieriot monoplane, to celebrate his historic flight on July 25, 1909. Our picture shows the crowd around the machine after he landed at Swingate, Dover; he is standing on the machine with the Mayor of Dover. Inset, the machine arriving.
THE SECOND CHANNEL CROSSING: An aerial view showing the Bieriot monoplane, in which M. Bleriot crossed the Channel on Saturday, immediately after landing at Swingate, Dover. The R.A.F. escorting machines are seen alongside.
THE CAPRONI "CA. 97 COMMERCIAL": This is a three-engined version of the "Colonial" for commercial air services.
THE CAPRONI "CA. 97 COLONIAL": Two views of this Italian all-metal machine, which is intended for Colonial military service.
A view inside the Caproni "Ca. 97 Colonial," showing the wireless installation.
Daintiness personified: This side view of the Gloster-Napier VI gives, by the "scale" supplied by the R.A.F. personnel standing around, a good idea of the smallness of the machine.
A Fine Combination: The photograph shows the Napier VII D engine as installed in the Gloster-Napier VI. On the left, Capt. Wilkinson, Napier's Chief Designer, who has been responsible for the development that has resulted in the 1929 Napier "Lion" racing engine.
THE GLOSTER-NAPIER VI: The extremely small cross-sectional area is well brought out in these front and rear views.
THE MAN AND THE MACHINE: Above, Mr. H. P. Folland, Chief Engineer and Designer of the Gloster Aircraft Co., and the very pretty monoplane produced for this year's Schneider Trophy Contest.
King of the Castle? The Gloster 6 racing monoplane (Napier racing engine), standing easy within the shadow of Calshot Castle. Its secret performance creates a fascinating speculation.
The Napier "Lion" VII D: Of even smaller overall size than the 1927 model, this year's Napier racing engine is supercharged, and gives considerably more power than previous types.
Interplane Strut Attachment Fairey III F.
AT ORLY: Our picture shows a scene inside the large airship hangar at Orly on the occasion of the International Light 'Plane Tour of Europe.
THE FOLDING TEST AT ORLY: (6) A very tight fit for the Fiat A.S.I. (Fiat engine).
The wooden wing on the Saunders's "Cutty Sark" rests on two brackets
TWO OF THE TRAINING MACHINES: Two Gloster IV's with Napier "Lion" engines are being used for practice purposes by this year's Schneider team.
ENGINE STARTING: One of the Ro. 5 (85 h.p. Fiat) light 'planes in the engine starting test.
PETROL TEST AT THE ORLY MEETING: (1) Two of the Italian Romeo R 5's taking off
PETROL TEST AT THE ORLY MEETING: (3) Two of the Junkers A.50's fitted with Genet engines, and Capt. Broad's Gipsy-Moth.
PETROL TEST AT THE ORLY MEETING: (5) German and English competitors ready to start - the Junkers A.50 (Genets) and two Gipsy-Moths.
PETROL TEST AT THE ORLY MEETING: (2) The Genet-engined B.F.W. and the Aero 34 (Walter)
THE FOLDING TEST AT ORLY: (5) Two of the German B.F.W. monoplanes, some of which were fitted with Genet engines and others with Siemens and Halske engines.
PETROL TEST AT THE ORLY MEETING: (6) The French Potez await the word "Go."
THE FOLDING TEST AT ORLY: (7) One of the French Potez 36 passing the test.
AS A LANDPLANE: Although designed primarily as a twin-float seaplane, the new Short monoplane can be converted into a landplane by fitting a wheel undercarriage.
Short Twin Float Commercial Monoplane 3 Bristol "Jupiter" Engines
Lynx-Avros flown by the Oxford University Squadron group diving in formation over Manston
THE WESTLAND WIZARD II: Two more views of this machine, piloted by Capt. Louis Paget. Note the exceptionally clean lines.
THE WESTLAND WIZARD II: A high-wing monoplane, fitted with a Rolls-Royce "F" Type engine.
Spartan Ingenuity: The front cockpit of the three-seater Simmonds "Spartan" has a very clever seating arrangement whereby the front passenger may sit either facing forward or facing aft. The back-rest is hinged in such a way as to be capable of being swung upwards out of the way, as is also the middle windscreen. When the machine is used as a two-seater, a special cover is provided which covers the front part of the cockpit. If desired a slightly longer cover can be fitted, which completely covers the cockpit opening and may be used if the machine is flown solo.
PETROL TEST AT THE ORLY MEETING: (1) Cant.26, an Italian machine with Isotta Fraschini 80 h.p. engine, and a Breda monoplane (Cirrus)
MEASURING PETROL AT ORLY: One of the Breda 15 monoplanes after the test.
AT ORLY: Two of the Breda 15 monoplanes starting on their second lap in the consumption test.
THE FOLDING TEST AT ORLY: (4) One of the Breda 15 monoplanes with Cirrus engine.
View of Dashboard on "Breda"
A trio of Metal "Moths" (Cirrus) for National Flying Services. They are finished in the N.F.S. colours - orange and black.
THE FOLDING TEST AT ORLY: (3) Miss Winifred Spooner's Gypsy Moth essaying the test with ease
Wing Root on the De Havilland "Moth"
The latest Caudron type 193 low-wing monoplane (85 h.p. Renault).
"John Carberry's" Raab Katzenstein, with Cirrus "Hermes" engine.
PETROL TEST AT THE ORLY MEETING: (3) Raab-Katzenstein 25 with Cirrus engine and a fellow countryman in the Akadem Type D 18 with Genet engine
The Akadem. Fliegergruppe type D.18 (Armstrong-Siddeley "Genet.")
PETROL TEST AT THE ORLY MEETING: (5) The Albatros L.82 with Gipsy engine
The Cantiere Nav. Triestino Cant. 26 (80 h.p. Isotta Fraschini).
THE FOLDING TEST AT ORLY: (2) Aero A.34 (Walter) - another Czechoslovakian machine