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AN AEROPLANE FOR EVERYMAN—THE AUSTIN WHIPPET, PART 2

MAYBE A British Great War pilot was contemplating conversion of the back garden potting shed into an aeroplane hangar for his Austin Whippet. Or maybe not. It was 1919 and … Continue reading

July 11, 2017 · 6 Comments

AN AEROPLANE FOR EVERYMAN—THE AUSTIN WHIPPET, PART 1

THE AUSTIN Whippet aeroplane was going to satisfy peacetime flying urges of Britain’s Great War pilots, just as the Austin Seven motor car would fulfill road-going aspirations of the post-war … Continue reading

July 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

AVIATION SELLS!

EARLY AVIATION GENERATED entirely new ventures. It also gave existing businesses a piece of the action, sometimes only indirectly. Here’s a sample of “Aviation Sells!” One of the oddest gizmos … Continue reading

December 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

BASSÉ & SELVE AERO ENGINE

ON MAY 31, 1918, a German Rumpler two-seat aircraft was shot down in combat. The Rumpler’s six-cylinder Bassé & Selve engine was retrieved by British Intelligence and subjected to intensive … Continue reading

December 10, 2016 · 1 Comment

FLYING AROUND THE WORLD—IN 1920?

A WONDERFUL poster came my way through Facebook car/aviation colleague Tom Heitzman. The Lake Aero Corporation of Bridgeport, Connecticut, proposed an ambitious plan to fly around the world—in 1920. Lake … Continue reading

January 22, 2015 · 1 Comment