Aircraft Photo of Empress Aviation Empress Pusher Biplane | #8312
Registration / Serial:
Aircraft Original Type:Empress Aviation Empress Biplane
Aircraft Generic Type:Empress Aviation Empress Biplane
Aircraft Version:Empress Aviation Empress Pusher Biplane
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City / Area:Manchester [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:August 1910
Photo from:RAScholefield Collection
Photo ID: 8312
Photo Comment

This pusher biplane was built by Charles Fletcher's Empress Aviation Company in Manchester in 1910. It utilised features of the Farman designs and its engine was a close copy of the Gnome. It made several short hops at Manchester's racecourse before being taken to Brooklands. Fletcher was sued by Gnome for unauthorised use of their design and became bankrupt.

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