Flight 1929-12
Costes and Bellonte arriving at Le Bourget, November 21, 1929.
Costes on the right and Bellonte on the left in front of their record-breaking "Breguet."
THE AVIA B.H.33: A successful Czechoslovak fighter biplane, which has been adopted by the Military Air Force of Czechoslovakia. It is fitted with a 500-h.p. Skoda L engine or a Bristol "Jupiter," and has a speed of about 300 km. per hour (186 m.p.h.).
An Australian-built D.H.50, fitted with a Bristol "Jupiter," constructed by Qantas at Longreach.
AFTERNOON TEA ABOVE LONDON: An Imperial Airways "Argosy" airliner on the "Silver Wings" service flying over London. Liverpool St. and Broad St. Stations may be seen behind the engine of the machine.
THE R.A.F. AT WESTLANDS: A group of officers from Henlow who we re shown the home of the Wapiti and Westland IV recently. Flt.-Lt. Paget and F/O Brunton, who are test pilots to the Westland Aircraft Co., are on the right hand edge and third from the right of the photo.
THE WESTLAND IV: A small three-engined monoplane first used in 1929 for special charter work.
Personal Luggage: It is of interest to note that passengers in the French Atlantic liners, SS."Paris," "France" and "Ile de France" may now take their own aeroplanes with them. Our picture shows the first aeroplane to be shipped (on the SS. "Paris" on April 6 last) uncrated as baggage - a Lockhead Vega, belonging to the Standard Oil Co., of New Jersey, on which Capt. E. E. Aldren (Director of Aviation for that company) flew over Europe for the purpose of making an extensive survey of the uses of different motor oils in Europe. A second machine - a Stearman biplane belonging to two Hollywood pilots, Ross Hadley and Chester Loomis - was similarly shipped on the "Ile de France" a fortnight later. We understand about 100 applications to carry such personal luggage had been received, mainly from American tourists who wished to fly in Europe this summer.
The Sprat and the Whale: When the "Graf Zeppelin" visited Boblingen recently, the German Concessionnaires for Wakefield "Castrol" sent up a Klemm light 'plane bearing a Castrol advertisement, as shown in the accompanying photograph.
The finish of the East-West Australian Race at Mayland Aerodrome. A Klemm, which is the Service machine of the Lang Tractor Co., is just coming in.
HAWKER "HORSLEYS" FOR GREECE: The last Hawker "Horsley" of a batch ordered by the Greek government was delivered recently. Mr. Bulman, Hawker's Chief Test Pilot, carried out flight tests before the Greek authorities and gave a very fine demonstration. Mr. Bulman is seen, in the left-hand photograph, leaving the machine with the Greek Minister of Marine.
A "Hare"-raising take-off by a new Handley Page Day Bomber.
The Fairey (Napier) Monoplane in which Squadron-Leader Jones Williams and Flight-Lieut. Jenkins are attempting to fly non-stop from Cranwell to Capetown.
Selling "Aviation" in Singapore. A Genet Major Avian in the showroom of Malayan Motors.
Mr. S. A. Thorn, the new test pilot, and Mr. J. V. Holman, the assistant sales manager, of Cirrus Engines, Ltd.
ENGINE OVERHAUL SIMPLIFIED: Our picture shows a Bristol "Jupiter" engine being removed for overhaul from the port side of a Short "Calcutta" flying-boat, of Imperial Airways, on the shores of the Mediterranean. The self-contained derrick and winch make this operation a comparatively simple one, while the detachable launching chassis of the "Calcutta" further simplifies matters.
The Baron with his Morane 130. (Salmson 230 h.p. engine.)
A batch of Farman F 190's, used on the French flights between France and Madagascar.
Le Baron et Madame La Baronne in their Schreck flying boat returning from Corsica.
The amphibian Schreck at La Baule.
A Hermes-Desoutter Coupe at Hanworth. In front are Capts. Stack, Rodney, Schofleld and Styran of N.F.S.
The Gloster A.S.31 (2 Jupiter engines), which bids fair to revolutionise air survey work.
KANO, NORTHERN NIGERIA: British light aeroplanes and their accessories can be met in nearly all parts of the world today. When Lady Bailey was flying through Africa along the west coast she met an unexpected escort in Mr. G. R. Boyd-Carpenter and his "D.H. Moth" (A.D.C. "Cirrus Mark II") as our pictures depict. The latter escorted her from Kano to Zaria, and the top picture shows Mr. Boyd-Carpenter, who is a Nigerian merchant, preparing for his return flight to Kano. Although he flew back through the hottest part of a very hot day, the engine gave no sign of overheating and ran perfectly the whole way. Even in those remote parts it will be noticed from the bottom picture that both pilots were able to get Mobiloil.
A "Moth" with very appropriate registration letters at the D.H. works at Toronto
Major Travers, Chief Instructor of the London Club, evidently cheered by his Club's progress.
Canadian Club Seaplanes. The Halifax Club's Moths at their moorings.
The N.F.S. Fleet at Hanworth.
Flt.-Lt. Eaton leaving Essenden for N'hill
"DELANNE" 65 hp Salmson Engine
The Delanne, a French cabin monoplane with side-by-side seating, which Sqd.-Ldr. Probyn showed as most nearly approaching his "ideal" private owner's aircraft.
AN ARTIST'S IMPRESSION OF THE MONOPLANE: With a span of 262 ft. and a gross weight of 145,000 lbs., this machine will be by far the largest heavier-than-air craft ever constructed.
THREE-VIEW GENERAL ARRANGEMENT DRAWINGS OF THE CHRISTMAS MONOPLANE: Designed by Mr. E. Eliot Green, of the General Development Co., of Connecticut, this machine is the most ambitious ever produced. In the drawings above the numbers indicate: (1) fuel tanks, (2) mail compartments, (3) luggage, freight and hoists, (4) passenger cabin, (5) purser's office, (6) officers' quarters, (7) observation decks, (8) lavatory and rest rooms, (9) engine control balconies, (10) engine room, (11) kitchen, (12) food storage, (13) dining saloon, (14) control room and pilot house, (15) engine and machinists' section, (16) passenger saloons, (17) smoking rooms.
A photograph showing Herr Kronfeld and the glider in which he flew 100 km. over the hills by the Teutsburger Forest