Flight 1936-08
FOR TRUNK ROUTES. Douglas DC-3 monoplanes have been ordered by American Airlines, United Airlines, K.L.M. and T.W.A. For night operation, when the machine is usually known as the D.S.T. (Douglas Sleeper Transport), sleeping accommodation for up to fourteen passengers is provided. By day there are seats for twenty-four. The new Wright Cyclone Model G or the Pratt and Whitney Twin Wasp engines are variously specified. With Cyclone G2s, which are supercharged to give 850 h.p. at 5,800 feet the maximum speed is 213 m.p.h. The cruising speed at 10,000 ft. is 180 m.p.h. Structurally the machine is similar to the well-established D.C.2. Externally it may be distinguished from that machine by forward continuation of the fin.
The famous French pilot Detroyat with the new Morane Saulnier 405 fighter, which has the very latest Hispano Y canon engine.
THREE-PLACE, THREE-PURPOSE. The first photograph of the new three-seater Potez 63 monoplane planned for fighting, bombing and observation. Two 670 h.p. two-row Hispanos are fitted and are believed to give a maximum speed of the order of 300 m.p.h. Basically the machine may be regarded as being in the same category as our Bristol Blenheim now in production for R.A.F. squadrons. So far as is known no order for the Potez has yet been placed by France.
Winner, second and co-third in the competition : In the cockpit of the Hawk Major is Miss Moore, while below can be seen Mrs. Fisher and Miss Hughes, who tied with Mrs. Macdonald for third place.
The ultimate winner is flagged off: Mr. George Reynolds and the Hawk Speed Six, flown by Mr. Humble.
The unlucky ones: Mr. J. M. Bickerton and Mr. E. F. Walter who finished first and second in the race, but were disqualified on a technical point at the Yeadon control.
PERFORMING MICE: An amusing snapshot from behind a Zwicky refuelling unit at Biggin Hill, with Bulldogs of No. 32 Squadron which took part in the Exercises.
The new Bristol controllable cowling closed and open. The installation illustrated is on the Mercury engine of a Bulldog IV single-seater fighter used for experimental work.
Four Seversky models gathered together at Farmingdale, Long Island, U.S.A., illustrate the persistence of the family likeness. From left to right are the new amphibian two-seater fighter (three of these have already been delivered to the Colombian Government); a landplane version of the machine on which Major de Seversky, its designer, established the world's amphibian speed record with 230.03 m.p.h.; the 1,000 h.p. Twin-Wasp-powered fighter ordered in quantity by the U.S. Army Air Corps; and the basic trainer for the same service.
Mr. Brie initiates the uninitiated with the C.30 Autogiro. A number of people made flights in this machine later in the afternoon. Three of the many visiting machines may be seen below.
THE GRASP OF STEEL: A Gloster Gauntlet of No. 111 (Fighter) Squadron about to take oft from Biggin Hill to intercept air-exercise raiders.
ALERT: A fine study of Gauntlets of No. 111 (Fighter) Squadron at Biggin Hill being prepared to intercept a raid during last week's Air Exercises.
OPERATIONAL HEIGHT. Hawker Hind light bombers are now well established as Service equipment. Their engines - Rolls-Royce Kestrel Vs, which give a maximum of 640 at 14,000 ft. - permit them to operate efficiently at high altitudes where they can attain speeds up to 200 m.p.h. This "shot," secured during the recent exercises, depicts Hinds of No. 104 Squadron. Note, incidentally, the new "kidney" type exhausts and the "cut-away" gunners cockpits as on the Demon two-seater fighter.
Another striking photograph from the German seaplane school.
Seen on the trip: French Naval seaplane being refuelled at Duala, French Cameroons.
An enlightening view of the new Vought scout bomber with Pratt and Whitney Twin Wasp Junior engine and constant-speed airscrew.
Keepers of the Pax Britannica: Vickers Valentias over the citadel of Cairo.
1 апреля 1935г.: авиакомпания "Swissair" открывает первый регулярный рейс в Соединенное Королевство из Цюриха в Кройдон, графство Сюррей, через Базель. Линию обслуживали самолеты Douglas DC-2, на фотографии три из
них у пассажирского терминала в Кройдоне.
THE HOLIDAY RUSH: An unusual sight at Croydon on a recent Saturday, when the Swissair Douglases carried a record amount of traffic between London and Switzerland.
GERMANY'S BIGGEST: Two years ago the site of the new Frankfurt airport, opened on July 8th by General der Flieger Erhard Milch, was virgin forest. This photograph shows the terminal building and something of the scene at the opening ceremony, with a Heinkel He 70 in the foreground.
INSTRUCTIONAL FLEET: Now that the London Aeroplane Club have obtained their new D.H. Dragonfly for twin-engined training their instructional fleet is one of the most complete in the country. In this Flight photograph there will be seen the Dragonfly, two Hornet Moths and five of the six Tiger Moths. In the foreground (though not to be recognised) are Messrs. Rodwell, Harris, Goodyear and Maclaren, respectively secretary, chief instructor and assistant instructors.
A general view of the scene at the Eastbourne Club's "At Home" immediately prior to the prize-giving, with some of the club members and guests in the tea enclosure and the Monospar Ambulance on the left.
F/O. Stodart comes in to land with the Luton Buzzard. The split flaps can be seen in their fully down position.
The clean and handsome lines of the Buzzard are obvious in this view, which also shows that the fuselage is almost parallel from engine to tail.
The designer, Capt. C. H. Latimer-Needham, in the cockpit of the Buzzard. The machine can be flown comfortably without helmet or goggles.
OPENING UP AFRICA. Mr. K. W. Brett, who set off from Cairo last Sunday in the Shell company's Percival Gull (seen in the photograph) for a six weeks' tour of Africa. He is to carry out preliminary survey work for aircraft refuelling stations in various parts of Africa, including those on the probable track of the West African Imperial Airways service. In company with M. Vuillemin of the Shell Company in Algiers, he will also inspect sites for stations in the Sahara, Nigeria, and French Equatorial Africa.
Scratch and subscratch: Lord Patrick Crichton-Stuart (Hendy Hobo) awaits the fall of the flag in the final of the Folkestone Aero Trophy race, while Captain Percival prepares to start his Mew Gull, which had another ten minutes to wait.
GROOMING AT GRAVESEND: Capt. Percival superintends the preparation of some of his products for the Schlesinger Johannesburg Race. In the foreground is the 225 m.p.h. Mew Gull to be flown by Capt. Miller, which is receiving a Ratier variable pitch airscrew
In second place: Mr. S. W. Sparkes and his passenger with their Percival Vega Gull.
The German pilot Achgelis with the Focke-Wulf FW 56 in which he took second place in the Rangsdorf aerobatic competition
The general arrangement of the Koolhoven F.K.50 B bomber.
HIGH-SPEED LUXURY: The latest Beechcraft photographed last Saturday at Lympne whither it was brought by Mr. James Haislip, the European representative. This machine, the C.17.R, is powered with a 420 h.p. Wright Whirlwind (which gives it a maximum speed of 210 m.p.h. at 12,000 feet) and was brought over, appropriately enough, by airship from the States. Surrey Flying Services are the Beech agents for the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Sired by a racer: The new Howard four-seater (Whirlwind 320) developed from the indefatigable Mr. Mulligan.
The gold rush: One of the mine landing grounds with the dredge in operation and most of the Guinea Airways' fleet deployed on the field.
Bovine airmindedness: Unloading a bull and a cow from one of the G.31S at Wau aerodrome. The advantages of low-wing all-metal construction are made quite obvious.
Half a ton or so: This photograph gives an idea of the method used for stowing freight in one of the G.A. Junkers it is actually being loaded at Lae for transport to the Bulolo goldfields. The size of the loading hatch is noteworthy.
The winner of the trophy, Mr. R. Grubb, beside the urge-provider of his Aeronca,
DIESEL GIANT: The Junkers G.38, with four Jumo IV diesel engines, gets her tail up for a tarmac take-off at Croydon.
An interesting visitor to Croydon early this week was the huge Junkers G.38, shown in front view.
A panel-type Vokes air filter as applied to a Cheetah IX installation on a convertible Airspeed Envoy for South Africa.
THE CROWD that came to see the Poux race at Ramsgate on Saturday - and stayed to joy-ride in the airport's Short Scions. Mr. Whitney Straight, incidentally, is having some fine hangars and club buildings erected.
In Fig. 1, on the left, the tufts show that most of the port half of the front wing was stalled, due probably to a certain amount of sideslip. The bending inward of the flow at the trailing edge near the tips is seen in Fig. 2, right.
M. Bret, the winner; he used a 4-cyI. Ava two-stroke.
A Pou on test in the large wind tunnel at Farnborough.
CORPULENT WARRIOR. This close-up of the nasal arrangements of a Grumman SF-1 scout of the U.S. Navy shows the retractable undercarriage and the landing light in the fuselage.
Lowdell low down: Mr. George Lowdell, who put up two masterly aerobatic displays, and his Hawker Tomtit in the act of strafing the clubhouse.
M. Mignet smiles at Flights photographer as the H.M.18 leaps into the air.
Mignet's latest. The H.M.18 will probably be the French factory-built version of the Pou. Note that the wings do not overlap, and that the front wing is placed much higher than in the original Pou.
The H.M.18 is a cabin single-seater with Mengin engine. It takes off in a very short run and has an excellent climb.
Historical interlude at the Tempelhof display - the Grade monoplane of circa 1910
Seen on the trip: Refuelling a trimotor Bloch of Air Afrique at Zinder (French Niger Colony)
The sporting lines of the new Brown B-3 monoplane are seen to advantage here.
"Close ups" of a Handley Page slot and the flap and aileron arrangements on the new Brown monoplane.
American racing type, familiar to visitors to the American National Air Races: Gilmore;
A high-altitude test flight with full military load by Mr. P. W. S. Bulman on the Hawker P.V.4 general-purpose dive bomber biplane.
The general layout of the Hawker P.V.4 may be gathered from this view. The resemblance to previous Hawker two-seaters is pronounced.
Dawn over the North Sea: a fine impression from a German seaplane training school - the identity of which, incidentally, is wrapped in mystery.
A new lightweight, made by Bock of Hamburg and fitted with a 20 h.p. Ilo engine, seen at the Tempelhof meeting
American racing type, familiar to visitors to the American National Air Races: Gordon Israels;
American racing type, familiar to visitors to the American National Air Races: Wittman (???);
American racing type, familiar to visitors to the American National Air Races: Heath;
American racing type, familiar to visitors to the American National Air Races: Howard;
American racing type, familiar to visitors to the American National Air Races: Keith Rider;
American racing type, familiar to visitors to the American National Air Races: Miles and Attwood;
American racing type, familiar to visitors to the American National Air Races: Nicholas Beazley.
Homage to E. F. Walter's Hawk and F/O A. E. Clouston's Sparrow Hawk (scratch) at the start of the Contact race.
F/O. A. E Clouston clears up a matter of regulations before the start with the support of his Miles Sparrow Hawk, which incidentally, put up fastest time.