24 results found
Registration / Serial:G-ACSS
Other Marks:34
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland DH.88 Comet
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland DH.88 Comet
Aircraft Version:De Havilland DH.88 Comet
C/n (msn):1996
Aircraft Name:Grosvenor House
City / Airport:Mildenhall (EGUN / MHZ)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:MacRobertson Air Race 1934
Photo Date:15 October 1934 to 20 October 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:164476
View count: 25
Before the start of the great air race. The scarlet Comet G-ACSS won the race and G-ACSR, painted in British racing green, arrived in Melbourne in fourth place. Photo from: San Diego Air & Space Museum
Registration / Serial:G-ACSS
Aircraft Version:De Havilland DH.88 Comet
C/n (msn):1996
City / Airport:Mildenhall (EGUN / MHZ)
Photo Date:15 October 1934 to 20 October 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:PH-AJU
Other Marks:44
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-2
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-2 (C-39/42/R2D)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-2-115A
Operator / Titles:KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
C/n (msn):1317
Aircraft Name:Uiver
City / Area:Albury / Racecourse [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Event:MacRobertson Air Race 1934
Photo Date:24 October 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:162026
View count: 27
An iconic photo of the citizens of Albury towing Uiver out of the mud, allowing the KLM DC-2 to take off and finish in second place in the London to Melbourne Air Race. Pilots Parmentier and Moll had managed a hairy emergency landing on the local racecourse, lit by the headlights of private car owners, during the night. Photo from: Tropenmuseum
Registration / Serial:PH-AJU
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-2-115A
Operator / Titles:KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
C/n (msn):1317
City / Area:Albury / Racecourse [ Off-Airport ]
Photo Date:24 October 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
City / Airport:Mildenhall (EGUN / MHZ)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:MacRobertson Air Race 1934
Photo Date:14 October 1934 to 20 October 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:161671
View count: 25
It looks like a toy plane but, uprated to still only 145 hp and with clipped wings, this Monocoupe was a winning racing aircraft. In the 1934 London to Melbourne Air Race it came as far as Calcutta flown by John Polando and owner Jack Wright who was from Utica, NY. Photo from: San Diego Air & Space Museum
Registration / Serial:NC501W
Aircraft Version:Monocoupe D-145
C/n (msn):5W47
City / Airport:Mildenhall (EGUN / MHZ)
Photo Date:14 October 1934 to 20 October 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:PH-AJU
Other Marks:44
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-2
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-2 (C-39/42/R2D)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-2-115A
Operator / Titles:KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
C/n (msn):1317
Aircraft Name:Uiver
City / Area:Albury / Racecourse [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Event:MacRobertson Air Race 1934
Photo Date:24 October 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:161349
View count: 26
KLM's London to Melbourne Air Race adventure might very well have ended in disaster when Uiver got caught in a thunderstorm at night. Thanks to the townsfolk of Albury, the DC-2 was able to land safely, and here Captain Parmentier is seen taking off from the racecourse, leaving the rest of the crew and the payload behind. This was possibly against the race rules but no one seems to have protested. Photo from: State Library Victoria
Registration / Serial:PH-AJU
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-2-115A
Operator / Titles:KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
C/n (msn):1317
City / Area:Albury / Racecourse [ Off-Airport ]
Photo Date:24 October 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-ACTM
Other Marks:31
Aircraft Original Type:Miles M-3 Falcon
Aircraft Generic Type:Miles M-3 Falcon
Aircraft Version:Miles M-3 Falcon
C/n (msn):102
City / Airport:Melbourne - Essendon (YMEN / MEB)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Event:MacRobertson Air Race 1934
Photo Date:20 November 1934 to 30 November 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:161102
View count: 88
This is the prototype of the M.3 Falcon, developed from the M.2 Hawk. Just a week after its first flight, it started in the great London to Melbourne Air Race but despite this, there are few photos of this aircraft. Pilot Harold Brook took a month to arrive in Melbourne and did complain about the lack of attention he got. His return flight to England in 1935 was very much faster. Photo from: State Library Victoria
Registration / Serial:G-ACTM
Aircraft Version:Miles M-3 Falcon
C/n (msn):102
City / Airport:Melbourne - Essendon (YMEN / MEB)
Photo Date:20 November 1934 to 30 November 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
City / Airport:Mildenhall (EGUN / MHZ)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:MacRobertson Air Race 1934
Photo Date:15 October 1934 to 20 October 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:161059
View count: 24
The Fairey Fox competed with the Hawker Hart family and equipped only one RAF squadron, No 12, from 1926 until 1931. Two surplus Foxes took part in the London to Melbourne Air Race and this one, formerly J7950, was flown by Roy Parer, a veteran of the 1919 England to Australia contest. By the time the winning DH.88 Comet finished, Parer and his navigator were only in Paris, but they eventually arrived in Melbourne on 13 February 1935. The aircraft was sold as VH-UTR. Photo from: FlightGlobal
Registration / Serial:G-AXCO
Aircraft Version:Fairey Fox I
Operator Painted:Morobe Goldfields
C/n (msn):F.856
City / Airport:Mildenhall (EGUN / MHZ)
Photo Date:15 October 1934 to 20 October 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-ACVU
Other Marks:47
Aircraft Original Type:British Aircraft BA Eagle
Aircraft Generic Type:British Aircraft BA Eagle
Aircraft Version:British Aircraft BA Eagle 1
Operator / Titles:Wellington Cast Steel Foundry
C/n (msn):30
Aircraft Name:The Spirit of W. Shaw & Co Ltd
City / Airport:Mildenhall (EGUN / MHZ)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:MacRobertson Air Race 1934
Photo Date:15 October 1934 to 20 October 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:161054
View count: 36
The Eagle was an independent design by George Handasyde of the company known as British Klemm until 1935. Flt Lt Geoffrey Shaw participated in the London to Melbourne Air Race in this aircraft but had to give up after the undercarriage collapsed at Bushehr, Persia. G-ACVU crashed off Corsica in 1936. Photo from: FlightGlobal
Registration / Serial:G-ACVU
Aircraft Version:British Aircraft BA Eagle 1
Operator / Titles:Wellington Cast Steel Foundry
C/n (msn):30
City / Airport:Mildenhall (EGUN / MHZ)
Photo Date:15 October 1934 to 20 October 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
City / Airport:Mildenhall (EGUN / MHZ)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:MacRobertson Air Race 1934
Photo Date:15 October 1934 to 20 October 1934
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:161048
View count: 24
Seen before the start of the London to Melbourne Air Race between Dragon Rapide ZK-ACO and Gee Bee NX14307, this veteran Fairey Fox, formerly J8424, crashed in Italy on 22 October 1934. Aviatiors Gilman and Baines were killed, the only fatalities of the race.
Registration / Serial:G-ACXX
Aircraft Version:Fairey Fox I
C/n (msn):F.876
City / Airport:Mildenhall (EGUN / MHZ)
Photo Date:15 October 1934 to 20 October 1934
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:G-ACSP
Other Marks:63
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland DH.88 Comet
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland DH.88 Comet
Aircraft Version:De Havilland DH.88 Comet
C/n (msn):1994
Aircraft Name:Black Magic
City / Airport:Mildenhall (EGUN / MHZ)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:MacRobertson Air Race 1934
Photo Date:15 October 1934 to 20 October 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:153739
View count: 188
Comets G-ACSP and G-ACSR before the start of the Londen to Melbourne Air Race, with the Gee Bee R-6. Photo from: BAE Systems
Registration / Serial:G-ACSP
Aircraft Version:De Havilland DH.88 Comet
C/n (msn):1994
City / Airport:Mildenhall (EGUN / MHZ)
Photo Date:15 October 1934 to 20 October 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-ACSP
Other Marks:63
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland DH.88 Comet
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland DH.88 Comet
Aircraft Version:De Havilland DH.88 Comet
C/n (msn):1994
Aircraft Name:Black Magic
City / Airport:Allahabad (VEAB / IXD)Map
Country:India
Event:MacRobertson Air Race 1934
Photo Date:21 October 1934 to 31 October 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:153218
View count: 31
Engine test for the Mollissons' Comet. Jim and Amy had been forced to use inferior fuel following an unscheduled stop at Jabalpur, and had to quit the London to Melbourne Air Race here at Allahabad. Photo from: San Diego Air & Space Museum
Registration / Serial:G-ACSP
Aircraft Version:De Havilland DH.88 Comet
C/n (msn):1994
City / Airport:Allahabad (VEAB / IXD)
Photo Date:21 October 1934 to 31 October 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:OY-DOD
Other Marks:7
Aircraft Original Type:Koolhoven F.K.41
Aircraft Generic Type:Desoutter Mk.I/II
Aircraft Version:Desoutter Mk.II
Operator / Titles:Berlingske Tidende
C/n (msn):D40
City / Airport:Mildenhall (EGUN / MHZ)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:MacRobertson Air Race 1934
Photo Date:13 October 1934 to 20 October 1934
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:152800
View count: 45
With Daniel Jensen (right), Michael Hansen (left) flew his Desoutter to eighth place in the London to Melbourne Air Race. Later converted to ambulance in Denmark for donation to Finland following the outbreak of the Winter War. Not delivered until the autumn of 1941, the aircraft served in the Finnish air force as DS-1 until an accident in November 1944. Restored as OH-TJA in 1947, it crashed near Tampere within a few weeks on 4 December 1947.
Registration / Serial:OY-DOD
Aircraft Version:Desoutter Mk.II
Operator / Titles:Berlingske Tidende
C/n (msn):D40
City / Airport:Mildenhall (EGUN / MHZ)
Photo Date:13 October 1934 to 20 October 1934
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:VH-UQO
Other Marks:16
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth
Aircraft Version:De Havilland DH.80A Puss Moth
C/n (msn):2089
Aircraft Name:My Hildergarde
City / Airport:Mildenhall (EGUN / MHZ)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:MacRobertson Air Race 1934
Photo Date:15 October 1934 to 20 October 1934
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:152773
View count: 29
The Puss Moth of Jimmy Melrose at Mildenhall before the London to Melbourne Air Race. Flying solo, Melrose finished as seventh and as third on handicap, winning the second handicap prize. Roscoe Turner's Boeing 247, with not race number 57, but the Heintz Tomato Ketchup number 57, is also seen. Photo from: Civil Aviation Historical Society (Australia) / Geoff Goodall collection
Registration / Serial:VH-UQO
Aircraft Version:De Havilland DH.80A Puss Moth
C/n (msn):2089
City / Airport:Mildenhall (EGUN / MHZ)
Photo Date:15 October 1934 to 20 October 1934
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:ZK-ACO
Other Marks:60
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide (Dominie)
Aircraft Version:De Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide
C/n (msn):6259
Aircraft Name:Tainui
City / Airport:Mildenhall (EGUN / MHZ)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:MacRobertson Air Race 1934
Photo Date:9 October 1934 to 20 October 1934
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:152763
View count: 53
The ninth and last finisher in the London to Melbourne Air Race, arriving on 3 November. Flown on to New Zealand, but shipped back to Australia for resale. Served an airliner as VH-UUO with a tour of duty in the RAAF as A33-1 in 1940-42. Crashed on a service to Tooraweenah, NSW in 1952. Photo from: John Hopton / Geoff Goodall collection
Registration / Serial:ZK-ACO
Aircraft Version:De Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide
C/n (msn):6259
City / Airport:Mildenhall (EGUN / MHZ)
Photo Date:9 October 1934 to 20 October 1934
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:PH-AJU
Other Marks:44
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-2
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-2 (C-39/42/R2D)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-2-115A
Operator / Titles:KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
C/n (msn):1317
Aircraft Name:Uiver
City / Airport:Amsterdam - Schiphol (EHAM / AMS)Map
Country:Netherlands
Event:MacRobertson Air Race 1934
Photo Date:October 1934
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:150821
View count: 55
The Dutch contenders in the London to Melbourne Air Race, the famous Uiver and the Pander S.4 Panderjager, seen at Schiphol before the race. Both aircraft flew to Mildenhall on 16 October 1934, with the KLM machine doing a 'normal service' to Croydon first. Photo from: KLM
Registration / Serial:PH-AJU
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-2-115A
Operator / Titles:KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
C/n (msn):1317
City / Airport:Amsterdam - Schiphol (EHAM / AMS)
Photo Date:October 1934
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:G-ACMU
Other Marks:58
Aircraft Original Type:Airspeed AS-6 Envoy
Aircraft Generic Type:Airspeed AS-6 Envoy
Aircraft Version:Airspeed AS-8 Viceroy
Operator / Titles:Armstrong Siddeley Motors
C/n (msn):18
City / Airport:Mildenhall (EGUN / MHZ)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:MacRobertson Air Race 1934
Photo Date:15 October 1934 to 20 October 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:150005
View count: 43
The sole Viceroy was a special edition of the AS.6 Envoy built for the London to Melbourne Air Race. Here it is having its compass swung. Pilots Neville Stack and Sidney Turner only got as far as Athens and sued the manufacturer over the aeroplane's malfunctions. G-ACMU ended up in the Spanish Civil War. Photo from: San Diego Air & Space Museum
Registration / Serial:G-ACMU
Aircraft Version:Airspeed AS-8 Viceroy
Operator / Titles:Armstrong Siddeley Motors
C/n (msn):18
City / Airport:Mildenhall (EGUN / MHZ)
Photo Date:15 October 1934 to 20 October 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
City / Airport:Mildenhall (EGUN / MHZ)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:MacRobertson Air Race 1934
Photo Date:13 October 1934 to 20 October 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:149902
View count: 62
John Livingston won 41 air races in this modified, clipped-wing aircraft which was originally a Monocoupe 110. He sold it to Jack Wright uf Utica, NY and it took part in the London to Melbourne Air Race flown by Wright and John Polando. They had to abandon at Calcutta. Aircraft sponsored by the maker of the Baby Ruth candybar. (The company denied that the bar was named after famous baseball player Babe Ruth.) Interestingly, the swimmer, actress and aviatrix Ruth Wells Barron was the plane's next owner. Unfortunately she was killed in it on 3 July 1936 after it caught fire over Omaha, Nebraska. Photo from: FlightGlobal
Registration / Serial:NC501W
Aircraft Version:Monocoupe D-145
C/n (msn):5W47
City / Airport:Mildenhall (EGUN / MHZ)
Photo Date:13 October 1934 to 20 October 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-ACJL
Other Marks:14
Aircraft Original Type:Airspeed AS-5 Courier
Aircraft Generic Type:Airspeed AS-5 Courier
Aircraft Version:Airspeed AS-5A Courier
C/n (msn):10
City / Airport:Mildenhall (EGUN / MHZ)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:MacRobertson Air Race 1934
Photo Date:15 October 1934 to 20 October 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:149897
View count: 60
The first British production aircraft with a retractable undercarriage, the AS.5 was designed for a non-stop flight from Britain to India with airborne refuelling. Alan Cobham only got as far as Malta in September 1934 in the AS.5 prototype, G-ABXN. A month later G-ACJL took sixth place in the London to Melbourne Air Race, flown by Sqn Ldr David Stodart and Sgt Pilot Ken Stodart. The Courier was also used as small airliner and 16 frames were built. Photo from: San Diego Air & Space Museum
Registration / Serial:G-ACJL
Aircraft Version:Airspeed AS-5A Courier
C/n (msn):10
City / Airport:Mildenhall (EGUN / MHZ)
Photo Date:15 October 1934 to 20 October 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-ACSR
Other Marks:19
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland DH.88 Comet
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland DH.88 Comet
Aircraft Version:De Havilland DH.88 Comet
C/n (msn):1995
City / Airport:Darwin - Parap (closed)Map
Region / Country:Northern Territory, Australia
Event:MacRobertson Air Race 1934
Photo Date:24 October 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:149823
View count: 44
The green DH.88 Comet of Owen Cathcart Jones and Ken Walter refuelling at Darwin during the London to Melbourne Air Race. Cathcart Jones is standing on the wing. G-ACSR finished fourth, over 36 hours behind the red Comet of Scott and Campbell Black. Photo from: Museums Victoria
Registration / Serial:G-ACSR
Aircraft Version:De Havilland DH.88 Comet
C/n (msn):1995
City / Airport:Darwin - Parap (closed)
Photo Date:24 October 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:PH-AJU
Other Marks:44
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-2
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-2 (C-39/42/R2D)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-2-115A
Operator / Titles:KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
C/n (msn):1317
Aircraft Name:Uiver
City / Airport:Rome - Ciampino (LIRA / CIA)Map
Country:Italy
Event:MacRobertson Air Race 1934
Photo Date:20 October 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:149810
View count: 72
KLM's Uiver took second place in the London to Melbourne Air Race, despite an emergency landing on the racecourse in Albury. This photo was almost certainly taken in Rome on the first day of the race. Photo from: Nederlands Instituut voor Militaire Historie
Registration / Serial:PH-AJU
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-2-115A
Operator / Titles:KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
C/n (msn):1317
City / Airport:Rome - Ciampino (LIRA / CIA)
Photo Date:20 October 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:PH-OST
Other Marks:6
Aircraft Original Type:Pander S.4 Postjager
Aircraft Generic Type:Pander S.4 Postjager
Aircraft Version:Pander S.4 Postjager
C/n (msn):46
Aircraft Name:Panderjager
City / Airport:Allahabad (VEAB / IXD)Map
Country:India
Event:MacRobertson Air Race 1934
Photo Date:21 October 1934 to 26 October 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:149668
View count: 37
The wooden Postjager mailplane, renamed Panderjager for the 1934 MacRobertson Air Race, is seen at Allahabad, India with a bent left propeller, having suffered a left main gear collapse on landing on 21 October, the second day of the race. It was able to depart on the 26th but crashed into an unlit vehicle on take-off and was destroyed. Photo from: San Diego Air & Space Museum
Registration / Serial:PH-OST
Aircraft Version:Pander S.4 Postjager
C/n (msn):46
City / Airport:Allahabad (VEAB / IXD)
Photo Date:21 October 1934 to 26 October 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive