The Avro 504 was a First World War biplane aircraft made by the Avro aircraft company and under licence by others. Production during the war totalled 8,970 and continued for almost 20 years, making it the most-produced aircraft of any kind that served in the First World War, in any military capacity, during that conflict. More than 10,000 were built from 1913 until production ended in 1932.
Many aircraft found their way into private ownership and they became the default “barnstormer” for the inter war period.
Today of course there are only a few left flying, three in UK by my reckoning. One is a modern replica with a more modern engine that actually might start within a couple of hours of being asked. More than can often be said of the original. For this reason we took this one to Tilbury Fort for “Wonder Woman”. It was a wings off / lorry job in what I recall to be gale force winds as we tried to reassemble it. We ended up getting creative and building a wind break using 3 x 40ft curtain side trucks. The show must go on and all that..
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Back to work in this strange new world, and I thought the CAA were stringent with their medicals! https://t.co/ERp67PBP9c10th July 2020
3/3 Although they did not hit the German aircraft, its pilot appears to have panicked and landed without his undercarriage locked down. In the crash landing the fuselage was badly damaged and the pilot severely injured. The other occupant received only slight injuries.' https://t.co/bzAJQFMqWj4th July 2020
2/3 Crossing the coast they fired very cartridges which they hoped would indicate that they had no hostile intentions.They continued their flight to RNAS Ford where they were chased by a Mosquito and two or three Hawker Typhoons. The RAF aircraft opened fire. https://t.co/07s2YqbKl74th July 2020
1/3 - Bf108 “F8-CA” of Stab/KG40. Two members of the Luftwaffe decided to desert and stole this aircraft at Châteaudun, taking off at 06.00 on 11 September, 1943, to fly to England. Flying at 3,000 ft, they headed for Selsey Bill, the nearest point on the English coast. https://t.co/qcKkmm84eR4th July 2020
OK, so lets bust the COVID quiet by running up our new B17 engine. Obviously VFR only, and despite the unusual undercarriage arrangement I guess it still qualifies as a taildragger. What could go wrong... #b17 #avgeeks https://t.co/8HkPWuYaYD1st July 2020
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