65 results found
Registration / Serial:G-AAXE
Aircraft Original Type:Handley Page HP.42
Aircraft Generic Type:Handley Page HP.42/HP.45
Aircraft Version:Handley Page HP.45
C/n (msn):42/7
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:Hengist
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:June 1932
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:520548Submit Correction
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Registered to Imperial Airways 23 April 1930. First flew 8 Dec.1931. Built originally as an HP.42W (to which model the designation HP.45 was applied in later years but not during their flying lives nor was it reflected in the c/n.) and converted to an HP.42E in 1935. It was destroyed by fire in the airship shed at Drigh Road airfield, Karachi 31 May 1937. Cancelled July 1937.
Registration / Serial:G-AAXE
Aircraft Version:Handley Page HP.45
C/n (msn):42/7
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:June 1932
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:G-AAXE
Aircraft Original Type:Handley Page HP.42
Aircraft Generic Type:Handley Page HP.42/HP.45
Aircraft Version:Handley Page HP.45
C/n (msn):42/7
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:Hengist
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:June 1932
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:520548Submit Correction
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Registered to Imperial Airways 23 April 1930. First flew 8 Dec.1931. Built originally as an HP.42W (to which model the designation HP.45 was applied in later years but not during their flying lives nor was it reflected in the c/n.) and converted to an HP.42E in 1935. It was destroyed by fire in the airship shed at Drigh Road airfield, Karachi 31 May 1937. Cancelled July 1937.
Registration / Serial:G-AAXE
Aircraft Version:Handley Page HP.45
C/n (msn):42/7
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:June 1932
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:G-EBLO
Aircraft Original Type:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy [biplane]
Aircraft Generic Type:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy [biplane]
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy Mk1
C/n (msn):AW155
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:December 1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:520530Submit Correction
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The second Argosy, registered to Imperial Airways 4th June 1925 and delivered to them the following month. The aircraft was DBR when it crashed on take-off from Aswan, Egypt, en route to Cairo 16th June 1931. It was flying the Johannesburg to London service at the time.
Registration / Serial:G-EBLO
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy Mk1
C/n (msn):AW155
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:December 1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:G-EBLO
Aircraft Original Type:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy [biplane]
Aircraft Generic Type:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy [biplane]
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy Mk1
C/n (msn):AW155
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:December 1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:520530Submit Correction
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The second Argosy, registered to Imperial Airways 4th June 1925 and delivered to them the following month. The aircraft was DBR when it crashed on take-off from Aswan, Egypt, en route to Cairo 16th June 1931. It was flying the Johannesburg to London service at the time.
Registration / Serial:G-EBLO
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy Mk1
C/n (msn):AW155
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:December 1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:G-EBLB
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers 61 Vulcan
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers 61 Vulcan
Aircraft Version:Vickers 74 Vulcan
C/n (msn):9
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:520430Submit Correction
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Registered April 1925, to Imperial Airways 15 Sept.1926. Nicknamed 'The Flying Pig' due to its ungainly appearance. After an engine change the previous day, it suffered engine problems shortly after taking off from Croydon on a test flight 13 July 1928, crashed near Purley and burst into flames. The pilot and one passenger survived but the other four passengers died in the accident, which stopped the practice of staff being taken up as passengers on test flights. At the time of the crash, this was the last Vickers Vulcan flying. In the background is Argosy I G-EBLO of Imperial Airways.
Registration / Serial:G-EBLB
Aircraft Version:Vickers 74 Vulcan
C/n (msn):9
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:G-EBLB
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers 61 Vulcan
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers 61 Vulcan
Aircraft Version:Vickers 74 Vulcan
C/n (msn):9
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:520430Submit Correction
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Registered April 1925, to Imperial Airways 15 Sept.1926. Nicknamed 'The Flying Pig' due to its ungainly appearance. After an engine change the previous day, it suffered engine problems shortly after taking off from Croydon on a test flight 13 July 1928, crashed near Purley and burst into flames. The pilot and one passenger survived but the other four passengers died in the accident, which stopped the practice of staff being taken up as passengers on test flights. At the time of the crash, this was the last Vickers Vulcan flying. In the background is Argosy I G-EBLO of Imperial Airways.
Registration / Serial:G-EBLB
Aircraft Version:Vickers 74 Vulcan
C/n (msn):9
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:NX237
Aircraft Original Type:Wright-Bellanca WB-2
Aircraft Generic Type:Wright-Bellanca WB-2
Aircraft Version:Wright-Bellanca WB-2
C/n (msn):
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:July 1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:520393Submit Correction
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On 4th June 1927 this aircraft took off from America to attempt the first non-stop flight from New York to Berlin with a passenger but landed some 100 miles short of its destination, landing in a field at Eisleben, Germany. The pilot was Clarence Chamberlin and the passenger Charles Levine. In this picture it is seen to be carrying 'New York>Berlin Cottbus' but other markings carried are obscured by the interested persons viewing the aircraft. Note the board advertising 'Joy-Flying Daily, Croydon Aerodrome, 10/- & 21/-' (i.e. 50p & £1.10 in today's money!).
Registration / Serial:NX237
Aircraft Version:Wright-Bellanca WB-2
C/n (msn):
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:July 1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:NX237
Aircraft Original Type:Wright-Bellanca WB-2
Aircraft Generic Type:Wright-Bellanca WB-2
Aircraft Version:Wright-Bellanca WB-2
C/n (msn):
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:July 1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:520393Submit Correction
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On 4th June 1927 this aircraft took off from America to attempt the first non-stop flight from New York to Berlin with a passenger but landed some 100 miles short of its destination, landing in a field at Eisleben, Germany. The pilot was Clarence Chamberlin and the passenger Charles Levine. In this picture it is seen to be carrying 'New York>Berlin Cottbus' but other markings carried are obscured by the interested persons viewing the aircraft. Note the board advertising 'Joy-Flying Daily, Croydon Aerodrome, 10/- & 21/-' (i.e. 50p & £1.10 in today's money!).
Registration / Serial:NX237
Aircraft Version:Wright-Bellanca WB-2
C/n (msn):
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:July 1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:F-AIFD
Aircraft Original Type:Lioré et Olivier LéO 21
Aircraft Generic Type:Lioré et Olivier LéO 21
Aircraft Version:Lioré et Olivier LéO 21
C/n (msn):1
Operator / Titles:(Air Union)
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:519499Submit Correction
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Registered 20 August 1926. Later modified to a Model LéO 213 and operated by Air France, formed by the merger of Air Union with other French airlines -7 Oct.1933. Shortly after departing Le Bourget on a mail flight to Croydon on 16 Nov.1933 the port engine caught fire. The two crew members bailed out and the abandoned aircraft stalled and crashed into an electricity pole and a factory roof before bursting into flames in a tributary of the Avelon River, near Beauvais. Both pilots were uninjured but the aircraft and its cargo of over a ton of mail were all destroyed.
Registration / Serial:F-AIFD
Aircraft Version:Lioré et Olivier LéO 21
C/n (msn):1
Operator / Titles:(Air Union)
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:F-AIFD
Aircraft Original Type:Lioré et Olivier LéO 21
Aircraft Generic Type:Lioré et Olivier LéO 21
Aircraft Version:Lioré et Olivier LéO 21
C/n (msn):1
Operator / Titles:(Air Union)
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:519499Submit Correction
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Registered 20 August 1926. Later modified to a Model LéO 213 and operated by Air France, formed by the merger of Air Union with other French airlines -7 Oct.1933. Shortly after departing Le Bourget on a mail flight to Croydon on 16 Nov.1933 the port engine caught fire. The two crew members bailed out and the abandoned aircraft stalled and crashed into an electricity pole and a factory roof before bursting into flames in a tributary of the Avelon River, near Beauvais. Both pilots were uninjured but the aircraft and its cargo of over a ton of mail were all destroyed.
Registration / Serial:F-AIFD
Aircraft Version:Lioré et Olivier LéO 21
C/n (msn):1
Operator / Titles:(Air Union)
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:G-EBMW
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 66 Hercules
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 66 Hercules
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 66 Hercules
C/n (msn):236
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:December 1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:518540Submit Correction
View count: 80
The prototype DH.66 Hercules. Registered 11 Dec.1925. First flight 30 Sept.1926. While on a trial mail flight from India to Australia 19 April 1931, it suffered fuel starvation in bad weather on the leg from Surabaya to Koepang and with all three engines stopped, it made a forced landing 10 miles from Koepang, Timor. After landing it struck rocks, lost its landing gear and came to rest. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair but the two crew were uninjured. Cancelled June 1931.
Registration / Serial:G-EBMW
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 66 Hercules
C/n (msn):236
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:December 1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:G-EBMW
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 66 Hercules
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 66 Hercules
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 66 Hercules
C/n (msn):236
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:December 1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:518540Submit Correction
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The prototype DH.66 Hercules. Registered 11 Dec.1925. First flight 30 Sept.1926. While on a trial mail flight from India to Australia 19 April 1931, it suffered fuel starvation in bad weather on the leg from Surabaya to Koepang and with all three engines stopped, it made a forced landing 10 miles from Koepang, Timor. After landing it struck rocks, lost its landing gear and came to rest. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair but the two crew were uninjured. Cancelled June 1931.
Registration / Serial:G-EBMW
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 66 Hercules
C/n (msn):236
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:December 1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:April 1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:518530Submit Correction
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Registered 18 August 1919. One of 12 conversions from war-surplus Avro 504Ks by A.V.Roe & Co.Ltd., to whom it was originally registered. G-EAKM's fuselage was 9" wider, so that four passengers could be carried in the rear cockpit. Although completed mid-1919, it was placed in store until sold to Surrey Flying Services, to whom it was registered 30 July 1925. While airborne from Croydon -4 July 1928, it crashed at Taplow, Bucks., injuring all three occupants. Cancelled January 1929.
Registration / Serial:G-EAKM
Aircraft Version:Avro 536
C/n (msn):B.9
Operator / Titles:Surrey Flying Services
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:April 1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:April 1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:518530Submit Correction
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Registered 18 August 1919. One of 12 conversions from war-surplus Avro 504Ks by A.V.Roe & Co.Ltd., to whom it was originally registered. G-EAKM's fuselage was 9" wider, so that four passengers could be carried in the rear cockpit. Although completed mid-1919, it was placed in store until sold to Surrey Flying Services, to whom it was registered 30 July 1925. While airborne from Croydon -4 July 1928, it crashed at Taplow, Bucks., injuring all three occupants. Cancelled January 1929.
Registration / Serial:G-EAKM
Aircraft Version:Avro 536
C/n (msn):B.9
Operator / Titles:Surrey Flying Services
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:April 1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:G-EAPJ
Aircraft Original Type:Handley Page W
Aircraft Generic Type:Handley Page W
Aircraft Version:Handley Page W.8
C/n (msn):W.8/1
Operator / Titles:Handley Page Transport
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:April 1923
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:518119Submit Correction
View count: 144
Registered 11 Nov.1919. First flew 4 Dec.1919. The company's first pure civil transport prototype, displayed at the Paris Aero Show Dec.1919/Jan.1920. On 10 July 1923, it was damaged beyond repair when it suffered a fuel leak that starved an engine of fuel while en route from Croydon to Paris Le Bourget and was forced to make a downwind landing in a field at Poix de Picardie, Northern France. Although landed successfully, it overran into a sunken road and broke its back. The pilot and mechanic were thrown out but only slightly injured. The seven passengers were uninjured. Cancelled 22 Nov.1923
Registration / Serial:G-EAPJ
Aircraft Version:Handley Page W.8
C/n (msn):W.8/1
Operator / Titles:Handley Page Transport
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:April 1923
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:G-EAPJ
Aircraft Original Type:Handley Page W
Aircraft Generic Type:Handley Page W
Aircraft Version:Handley Page W.8
C/n (msn):W.8/1
Operator / Titles:Handley Page Transport
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:April 1923
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:518119Submit Correction
View count: 144
Registered 11 Nov.1919. First flew 4 Dec.1919. The company's first pure civil transport prototype, displayed at the Paris Aero Show Dec.1919/Jan.1920. On 10 July 1923, it was damaged beyond repair when it suffered a fuel leak that starved an engine of fuel while en route from Croydon to Paris Le Bourget and was forced to make a downwind landing in a field at Poix de Picardie, Northern France. Although landed successfully, it overran into a sunken road and broke its back. The pilot and mechanic were thrown out but only slightly injured. The seven passengers were uninjured. Cancelled 22 Nov.1923
Registration / Serial:G-EAPJ
Aircraft Version:Handley Page W.8
C/n (msn):W.8/1
Operator / Titles:Handley Page Transport
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:April 1923
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:G-EBMR
Aircraft Original Type:Handley Page W
Aircraft Generic Type:Handley Page W
Aircraft Version:Handley Page W.10
C/n (msn):W.10/2
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:April 1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:518096Submit Correction
View count: 96
Registered 25th Nov.1925. Sold to Sir Alan Cobham and registered to his National Aviation Displays Ltd on 27th Nov.1933. Converted to an in-flight tanker in 1934 and flew out to Hal Far, Malta later that year to refuel Sir Alan's Airspeed Courier G-ABXN on its attempted non-stop flight to India. There are conflicting reports as to whether it did carry out the proposed refuelling over the Mediterranean or not but the Courier suffered a throttle problem, which necessitated Cobham forced-landing on Malta. That flight was abandoned and W.10 G-EBMR was sold locally for scrap. Cancelled Nov.1934.
Registration / Serial:G-EBMR
Aircraft Version:Handley Page W.10
C/n (msn):W.10/2
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:April 1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:G-EBMR
Aircraft Original Type:Handley Page W
Aircraft Generic Type:Handley Page W
Aircraft Version:Handley Page W.10
C/n (msn):W.10/2
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:April 1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:518096Submit Correction
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Registered 25th Nov.1925. Sold to Sir Alan Cobham and registered to his National Aviation Displays Ltd on 27th Nov.1933. Converted to an in-flight tanker in 1934 and flew out to Hal Far, Malta later that year to refuel Sir Alan's Airspeed Courier G-ABXN on its attempted non-stop flight to India. There are conflicting reports as to whether it did carry out the proposed refuelling over the Mediterranean or not but the Courier suffered a throttle problem, which necessitated Cobham forced-landing on Malta. That flight was abandoned and W.10 G-EBMR was sold locally for scrap. Cancelled Nov.1934.
Registration / Serial:G-EBMR
Aircraft Version:Handley Page W.10
C/n (msn):W.10/2
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:April 1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:G-EBKZ
Aircraft Original Type:de Havilland D.H. 50
Aircraft Generic Type:de Havilland D.H. 50
Aircraft Version:de Havilland D.H. 50A
C/n (msn):133
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:October 1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:518047Submit Correction
View count: 93
Registered 2nd April 1925. Aircraft was damaged beyond repair when it crashed on take-off from Roborough, Plymouth while outbound to Croydon on 23rd October 1928. The pilot and four passengers were uninjured. Cancelled 2nd January 1929. (In the background is G-EBLO, an Armstrong Whitworth Argosy of Imperial Airways).
Registration / Serial:G-EBKZ
Aircraft Version:de Havilland D.H. 50A
C/n (msn):133
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:October 1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:G-EBKZ
Aircraft Original Type:de Havilland D.H. 50
Aircraft Generic Type:de Havilland D.H. 50
Aircraft Version:de Havilland D.H. 50A
C/n (msn):133
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:October 1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:518047Submit Correction
View count: 93
Registered 2nd April 1925. Aircraft was damaged beyond repair when it crashed on take-off from Roborough, Plymouth while outbound to Croydon on 23rd October 1928. The pilot and four passengers were uninjured. Cancelled 2nd January 1929. (In the background is G-EBLO, an Armstrong Whitworth Argosy of Imperial Airways).
Registration / Serial:G-EBKZ
Aircraft Version:de Havilland D.H. 50A
C/n (msn):133
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:October 1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:June 1932
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:517787Submit Correction
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Converted from Westland IV and registered April 1929. Exhibited at the International Aero Exhibition at Olympia July 1929, after which it went to Imperial Airways at Croydon for use by their private hire department. (The photographer described it as a 'four-seater air taxi'). Sold to Air Service Training Ltd, Hamble 24th November 1937. Withdrawn from use at Watchfield 16th August 1940. Cancelled in the census of 1st November 1945.
Registration / Serial:G-AAGW
Aircraft Version:Westland Wessex
C/n (msn):WA.1867
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:June 1932
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:June 1932
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:517787Submit Correction
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Converted from Westland IV and registered April 1929. Exhibited at the International Aero Exhibition at Olympia July 1929, after which it went to Imperial Airways at Croydon for use by their private hire department. (The photographer described it as a 'four-seater air taxi'). Sold to Air Service Training Ltd, Hamble 24th November 1937. Withdrawn from use at Watchfield 16th August 1940. Cancelled in the census of 1st November 1945.
Registration / Serial:G-AAGW
Aircraft Version:Westland Wessex
C/n (msn):WA.1867
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:June 1932
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:517671Submit Correction
View count: 143
Built at Limhamn, Sweden, Oct.1925 and operated initially by Flygindustri as S-503. To DLH as D-903 Jan.1926. Shortly after taking off from Croydon en route to Berlin via Amsterdam on 6 Nov.1929, it encountered thick fog and turned back to Croydon, the Captain descending to maintain visual contact with the ground. It flew into tree tops on a hill in Marden Park, near Godstone, Surrey, crashed and caught fire. Of the occupants, six were killed and three injured, one of whom died of his injuries later that day. Only the co-pilot and one passenger survived.
Registration / Serial:D-903
Aircraft Version:Junkers G24 bi
C/n (msn):911
Operator / Titles:Deutsche Luft Hansa
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:517671Submit Correction
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Built at Limhamn, Sweden, Oct.1925 and operated initially by Flygindustri as S-503. To DLH as D-903 Jan.1926. Shortly after taking off from Croydon en route to Berlin via Amsterdam on 6 Nov.1929, it encountered thick fog and turned back to Croydon, the Captain descending to maintain visual contact with the ground. It flew into tree tops on a hill in Marden Park, near Godstone, Surrey, crashed and caught fire. Of the occupants, six were killed and three injured, one of whom died of his injuries later that day. Only the co-pilot and one passenger survived.
Registration / Serial:D-903
Aircraft Version:Junkers G24 bi
C/n (msn):911
Operator / Titles:Deutsche Luft Hansa
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:March 1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:517504Submit Correction
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Registered January 1922. To Imperial Airways March 1924. DBR in gales following a precautionary landing in very rough weather near Abbeville, France 15th February 1928.
Registration / Serial:G-EBBG
Aircraft Version:Handley Page W.8b
C/n (msn):W8-2
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:March 1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:March 1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:517504Submit Correction
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Registered January 1922. To Imperial Airways March 1924. DBR in gales following a precautionary landing in very rough weather near Abbeville, France 15th February 1928.
Registration / Serial:G-EBBG
Aircraft Version:Handley Page W.8b
C/n (msn):W8-2
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:March 1926
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1923
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:517501Submit Correction
View count: 159
Ex F2284. Registered 22nd June 1922. Withdrawn from use 24th July 1925.
Registration / Serial:G-EBDP
Aircraft Version:Avro 504K
C/n (msn):[ F2284 ]
Operator / Titles:Surrey Flying Services
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1923
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1923
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:517501Submit Correction
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Ex F2284. Registered 22nd June 1922. Withdrawn from use 24th July 1925.
Registration / Serial:G-EBDP
Aircraft Version:Avro 504K
C/n (msn):[ F2284 ]
Operator / Titles:Surrey Flying Services
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1923
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:H-NABH
Aircraft Original Type:Fokker F.III
Aircraft Generic Type:Fokker F.III
Aircraft Version:Fokker F.III
C/n (msn):1504
Operator / Titles:KLM - Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1922
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:517140Submit Correction
View count: 139
Registered 13 April 1921 and delivered to KLM the same day. Suffered engine failure and made an emergency landing on the Goodwin Sands 19 Oct.1923 with an incoming tide. The four occupants were rescued by a passing cargo ship but the aircraft was lost to the sea. Cancelled 13 Nov.1923. In the background is Farman F.60 Goliath F-ADDT (c/n.6935-228) of the Cie.des Grands Expresses Aeriennes, later to Air Union as 'Languedoc' and withdrawn from use 7 Dec.1932. (The power check against the chocks with the 'ground crew' holding the tail down adds to the atmosphere, albeit a polluted one!).
Registration / Serial:H-NABH
Aircraft Version:Fokker F.III
C/n (msn):1504
Operator / Titles:KLM - Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1922
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:H-NABH
Aircraft Original Type:Fokker F.III
Aircraft Generic Type:Fokker F.III
Aircraft Version:Fokker F.III
C/n (msn):1504
Operator / Titles:KLM - Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1922
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:517140Submit Correction
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Registered 13 April 1921 and delivered to KLM the same day. Suffered engine failure and made an emergency landing on the Goodwin Sands 19 Oct.1923 with an incoming tide. The four occupants were rescued by a passing cargo ship but the aircraft was lost to the sea. Cancelled 13 Nov.1923. In the background is Farman F.60 Goliath F-ADDT (c/n.6935-228) of the Cie.des Grands Expresses Aeriennes, later to Air Union as 'Languedoc' and withdrawn from use 7 Dec.1932. (The power check against the chocks with the 'ground crew' holding the tail down adds to the atmosphere, albeit a polluted one!).
Registration / Serial:H-NABH
Aircraft Version:Fokker F.III
C/n (msn):1504
Operator / Titles:KLM - Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1922
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:November 1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:515887Submit Correction
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Registered 5th October 1927, so still relatively new when photographed. This was the first of two built for Air Union for their Paris-London service. Fate not known.
Registration / Serial:F-AIKI
Aircraft Version:Blériot 165
C/n (msn):1
Operator / Titles:(Air Union)
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:November 1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:November 1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:515887Submit Correction
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Registered 5th October 1927, so still relatively new when photographed. This was the first of two built for Air Union for their Paris-London service. Fate not known.
Registration / Serial:F-AIKI
Aircraft Version:Blériot 165
C/n (msn):1
Operator / Titles:(Air Union)
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:November 1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:H-NADU
Aircraft Original Type:Fokker F.VIII
Aircraft Generic Type:Fokker F.VIII
Aircraft Version:Fokker F.VIII
C/n (msn):4993
Operator / Titles:KLM - Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:July 1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:514963Submit Correction
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Registered 24th June 1927. Crashed at Sevenoaks, Kent 22nd August 1927 and cancelled 5th September 1927.
Registration / Serial:H-NADU
Aircraft Version:Fokker F.VIII
C/n (msn):4993
Operator / Titles:KLM - Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:July 1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:H-NADU
Aircraft Original Type:Fokker F.VIII
Aircraft Generic Type:Fokker F.VIII
Aircraft Version:Fokker F.VIII
C/n (msn):4993
Operator / Titles:KLM - Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:July 1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:514963Submit Correction
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Registered 24th June 1927. Crashed at Sevenoaks, Kent 22nd August 1927 and cancelled 5th September 1927.
Registration / Serial:H-NADU
Aircraft Version:Fokker F.VIII
C/n (msn):4993
Operator / Titles:KLM - Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:July 1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:July 1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:514951Submit Correction
View count: 221
Registered 27th March 1926. Later became OO-AHZ. Cancelled 12th February 1932 as WFU.
Registration / Serial:O-BAHZ
Aircraft Version:Handley Page W.8f
C/n (msn):14
Operator / Titles:Sabena
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:July 1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:July 1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:514951Submit Correction
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Registered 27th March 1926. Later became OO-AHZ. Cancelled 12th February 1932 as WFU.
Registration / Serial:O-BAHZ
Aircraft Version:Handley Page W.8f
C/n (msn):14
Operator / Titles:Sabena
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:July 1927
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:F-AEFC
Aircraft Original Type:Farman F.60 Goliath
Aircraft Generic Type:Farman F.60 Goliath
Aircraft Version:Farman F.60 Goliath
C/n (msn):6943/7
Operator / Titles:Air Union
Aircraft Name:Provence
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:April 1925
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:514949Submit Correction
View count: 230
Registered August 1922. Cancelled March 1928.
Registration / Serial:F-AEFC
Aircraft Version:Farman F.60 Goliath
C/n (msn):6943/7
Operator / Titles:Air Union
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:April 1925
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Registration / Serial:F-AEFC
Aircraft Original Type:Farman F.60 Goliath
Aircraft Generic Type:Farman F.60 Goliath
Aircraft Version:Farman F.60 Goliath
C/n (msn):6943/7
Operator / Titles:Air Union
Aircraft Name:Provence
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:April 1925
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
Photo ID:514949Submit Correction
View count: 230
Registered August 1922. Cancelled March 1928.
Registration / Serial:F-AEFC
Aircraft Version:Farman F.60 Goliath
C/n (msn):6943/7
Operator / Titles:Air Union
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:April 1925
Photo by:L. Baker (via Mike Cain)Contact
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:4 September 1936 to 11 September 1936
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Photo ID:485055Submit Correction
View count: 80
The transatlantic plane famously stuffed with ping pong balls to make it float. After an emergency landing in Wales, Dick Merrill and entertainer Harry Richman arrived at Croydon on 4 September 1936. They returned to Croydon after a visit to Paris. They flew to Liverpool - Speke on the 10th or 11th and then on the 14th they took off for their return flight from Ainsdale Beach near Southport. Photo from: Nationaal Archief (Netherlands)
Registration / Serial:NR13770
Aircraft Version:Vultee V-1A
C/n (msn):8
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:4 September 1936 to 11 September 1936
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:4 September 1936 to 11 September 1936
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Photo ID:485055Submit Correction
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The transatlantic plane famously stuffed with ping pong balls to make it float. After an emergency landing in Wales, Dick Merrill and entertainer Harry Richman arrived at Croydon on 4 September 1936. They returned to Croydon after a visit to Paris. They flew to Liverpool - Speke on the 10th or 11th and then on the 14th they took off for their return flight from Ainsdale Beach near Southport. Photo from: Nationaal Archief (Netherlands)
Registration / Serial:NR13770
Aircraft Version:Vultee V-1A
C/n (msn):8
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:4 September 1936 to 11 September 1936
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive