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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