EPW040940 ENGLAND (1933). Maidstone Airport and surrounding countryside, Kings Hill, from the north-west, 1933

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Manylion

Pennawd [EPW040940] Maidstone Airport and surrounding countryside, Kings Hill, from the north-west, 1933
Cyfeirnod EPW040940
Dyddiad April-1933
Dolen
Enw lle KINGS HILL
Plwyf KINGS HILL
Ardal
Gwlad ENGLAND
Dwyreiniad / Gogleddiad 567626, 155878
Hydred / Lledred 0.40358214594151, 51.276843710396
Cyfeirnod Grid Cenedlaethol TQ676559

Pinnau

This looks remarkably like Sir Alan Cobham's National Air Displays - http://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/14-business-and-pleasure/169-alan-cobham-s-national-air-day-displays - which took place on 17 April 1933 at Maidstone. If you view EPW040990 you will see the aircraft in formation flying over Cranford - just to the east of Heathrow; the autogyro is line astern of the lead aircraft - G-ABYX. Same aircraft on the deck at Maidstone. For the auto gyro see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fh34jPyDDc

Mike Holder
Monday 15th of June 2020 03:17:06 PM
Cierva Autogyro with a DH Moth behind?

Kentishman
Friday 5th of September 2014 09:28:27 PM

Cyfraniadau Grŵp

I may well be wrong, but the nearest aircraft looks rather unusual and makes me think it might be a Cierva Autogyro as it appears to have fore to aft rotors rather than wings. The aircraft immediately behind looks like a DH Moth, given the slightly swept back wings. I would be very interested to know what the other aircraft are, especially the two twin engined, fully enclosed, biplanes?

Kentishman
Sunday 21st of June 2015 07:17:00 PM
Sir Alan Cobham's Flying Circus

clippedwings
Friday 27th of February 2015 10:26:59 PM