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    ........... Thanks for the Message ......

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    An early transatlantic aeroplane .....

  3. #23828
    ....... OK , I have it as the Sperry Messenger, pictured with Lawrence Sperry and wife ....

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    Indeed it is, Jim. Lawrence Sperry, his wife, his father and the ill fated Messenger. The photograph appeared in Flight magazine the very day that the Messenger ditched and Lawrence Sperry drowned off Pett on the Sussex coast. Back to the USA!

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    Thanks ! OH please ......

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    Can you identify this & when - the where is easy!
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    I think this is the Bleriot XXVII that crashed 1936 after its restauration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabulousfour View Post
    I think this is the Bleriot XXVII that crashed 1936 after its restauration.
    This is a photo taken by my father - I only had the negative, now with the Brooklands Museum - but yes you are correct except I would say it was restored after that crash - Wiki says it took 2 years 1938-1940. I have a feeling that it was stored in the flack tower at the railway end of the Brooklands runway where I saw it at the beginning of my apprenticeship in 1954, it was then transferred to Old Warden together with the other aircraft.
    Another photo of it.
    Over to you sir.
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    Many thanks for that great picture, Keith!
    I had found a quote where it was said that the Bleriot was bought from France and made a crash directly after its first restauration in 1936. A second restauration followed then.

    On with a parasol, I think that shouldn't be too difficult.
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    From a small European company, not a one-off.

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    Orta-St.Hubert G.1, OO-ALL
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    Nothing more to add, Uli, it is the Orta Saint-Hubert G.1

    Over to the Black Forest

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    Another great site that has fallen by the wayside - the Belgian Aviation History Association.

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    and on we go:
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    Hiro Naval Arsenal H-4-H

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    take some saké
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    Thanks ! - on with a tri-motor .....
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    Appears to be a mockup with empty cowlings - or early stage of construction.
    The sole Northrop N-23?

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    The Northrop it is ! Over to you

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    Dang! I hate being right. At least when I'm 2500 miles from home with sunshine, golf and cervezas to get in the way. I should have kept quiet so I wouldn't have to say

    ...Open House

    I have a couple of prospects but they are on another computer at home

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    I will jump in again then. Its another what when & where.
    Keith
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    Found a photo of what appears to be the same machine - Farman F.40 F-FARB, which appeared at the Hendon Air Pageant in 1937 and 39.

    Intrigued, though, by the flashy machine in front of it !

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    I have no proof of its type number but it is from my fathers few photos & internet searching showed it as a Farman F40 or a F44. Where & When comes from my previous Bleriot crash so Brooklands 1936. As for the fancy painted beast - possibly a BA Eagle?
    Your turn
    Keith

    P.S. As I'm not able to confirm the date of the 1938 Hendon Display I cannot rule that place because I have a photo of me in the arms of my father at Shoreham that year being born at beginning of May & Christened In West Byfleet in June. I found a page that says the F40 was delivered to Brooklands in 1934 then joined the Nash collection before going to Hendon. I found some photos of a trip to Hendon, but do not know which year, so that photo of my fathers could be Hendon not Brooklands!
    K
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    Here's the photo and story I was referring to, Keith. It looks like the same aircraft - and the same fence !

    https://aeropedia.com.au/content/farman-f-40/

    In the meantime, I have nothing ready - if anyone else can hazard a guess as to the machine with the gaudy plumage, pray proceed ! (It has twin -tail empennage...)

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