Aircraft Photo of VH-USR | Cierva C-30A | #40465
City / Area:Sydney / Powerhouse Museum [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Collection:Powerhouse Museum
Photo Date:18 August 2013
Photo by:Phil Vabre
Photo ID: 40465
Photo Comment

This Avro-built Cierva Autogiro was built in 1934 and imported into Australia, being registered on 14 June 1935. It was used by Engineer Andrew Thyne Reid for private flights, including between his properties in Sydney and Yass. Impressed during the war, it was used in trials for the development of a 'flying jeep' autogyro. Returned to Reid after the war, he continued to use it until 1949. Subsequently donated to the Royal Aero Club of NSW, later purchased by the Powerhouse Museum where it is on display.

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