Articles tagged Flying School

Page 36 of March 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, March 1981

Air

Some Random Reflections on the 1920s I was fascinated to read, in your September issue, the "Memories of the Austin Whippet", as I cut my internal combustion teeth on the Anzani engine fitted to the aircraft mentioned, some years before the machine came into the possession of Air-Commodore Pearson. My own air-baptism occurred when the Headmaster of our North London school took us to Hendon in...

Page 53 of May 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, May 1979

The other side of Brooklands

With the arrival of better weather, the Editor recalls the days when people went to Weybridge not only to see the motor racing, but to watch the aeroplane races CONSIDERING that the first heavier-than-air machine had proved that it could get off the ground only six years previously, the attention given by the Brooklands authorities to aviation in 1909 deserves to be remembered. Moreover, flying...

Page 49 of November 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, November 1975

RELIANT DEVELOPMENTS

RELIANT DEVELOPMENTS IN TIME for the London Motor Show Reliant released their long-awaited new economy car—the Kitten (another car with an aircraft name)—and an up-dated Scimitar GTE. I saw both, at the September preview at Warwick Castle, an excellent venue for such a function. The sunny weather was a perfect foil for the splendid photographic background provided by the Castle precincts and...

Page 99 of December 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 99, December 1981

"Wings over Brooklands-The story of the Birthplace of British Aviation"

"Wings over Brooklands — The Story of the Birthplace of British Aviation," by Howard Johnson. 157 pp. 10" x 7". (Whittet Books Lid., The Old Mills, Weybridge, Sur, KT13 8LD. £8.95). This keenly-anticipated book, when it arrived, was a partial disappointment, saved by some excellent pictures, and the plans of Brooklands Aerodrome as it was area-1932 forming its end-papers. I had hoped to learn all...

Page 46 of November 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, November 1932

A POPULAR AIRPORT IN KENT

AIR. A POPULAR AIRPORT IN KEAT SOME DETAILS OF THE WELL ARRANGED CLUB AND FLYING SCHOOL.. AT MAIDSTONE Cij REAT Britain is notoriously slow in providing facilities for new activities, and the provision of well-equipped aerodromes is one of the cases in point. The progress achieved at Hanworth, Heston, and Brooklands has at last opened the eyes of the public and the business men to the demand, and...

Page 28 of July 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, July 1936

WHITSUN AT BROOKLANDS

WHITSUN AT BROOKLANDS STAR" WON AT OVER 122 M.P.H. THE LEYLAND-THOMAS GOES UP IN FLAMES. A VARIED PROGRAMME OF MOUNTAIN AND OUTER-CIRCUIT EVENTS. The Whitsun meeting at Brooklands has come to be considered almost the primus inter pares of the four principal meetings, and all that was wanted to make it a complete success was a touch of the traditional blazing sunshine. The events were for once run...

Page 42 of April 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, April 1932

The Dutch Grand Prix

Clubs. The London Aeroplane Club, Stag Lane, Edgware, Middlesex,—Hanworth Flying Club, London Air Park, Feltham, Middlesex,—Brooklands Aero Club, Weybridge, Surrey,—The Reading Aero Club, Woodley Aerodrome, Near Reading,— Bucks Berks & Oxon Aero Club, Woodley Aerodrome, near Reading,—West Kent Aero Club, West Mailing, Kent,—The Cinque Ports Flying Club, Lympue Aerodrome, Kent,—The Hampshire...

Page 44 of September 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, September 1932

THE BROOKLANDS--NEWCASTLE RACE

THE BROOKLANDS-NEWCASTLE RACE Annual Event Held Over from the Brooklands Air Display, Won by Hon. R. WESTENRA (Gipsy Moth). RIGINALLY intended to be flown during the Brooklands Air Display last June, the annual Brooklands to Newcastle Air Race had to be postponed owing to the exceedingly bad weather which prevailed on that day. Fortunately, the morning of the race was fine, with a slight wind...

Page 13 of November 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, November 1933

ghe Story of 2rookland8

BROOKL.ANDS Motor Course, with its wealth of tradition both in motoring and flying, presents a wide scope for the chronicler, and it was therefore with keen anticipation that " Wheels Take Wings ; the Story of Brooklands," by Michael Burn in collaboration with A. Percy Bradley, was awaited by all habitues of the famous track. The book has now been published by Foulis at 7s. 6d., with a foreword...

Page 44 of September 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, September 1986

V-to-C: "I Worked at T & T's"

Calling on Geoff Read some time back, to see his remarkable collection of sparking-plugs, in which we are both interested, I heard how he had worked as a boy of 16 at Thomson & Taylor's before WW2, over on the aerodrome at Brooklands. He already had a reasonable job but becoming interested in motor racing after having cycled to Brooklands to watch the practice (gaining illicit entrance by...

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