Articles tagged Claude Grahame-White

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 78 of January 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, January 1983

Air

An aerial cyclecar With the new Micro-light flying having attained the BBC "Nationwide" programme on TV (and, of course, the recent pages of Motor Sport!), I have just remembered that when road-testing a T-type MG Midget for this paper I overtook, along the fen-roads of Northamptonshire, a sort of "aerial-cyclecar", which I knew to be a BAC Drone, Whether it was in some kind of trouble or just...

Page 66 of July 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, July 1987

Forgotten makes No76: Graham-White

Simplicity itself The aircraft industry had a bad time immediately after the Armistice of 1918, orders for military aeroplanes having been cut drastically but civilian air services having scarcely begun. To combat this slump, many hitherto busy companies turned to motor manufacturing. In Kingston-upon-Thames, for example, Sopwith's newly-formed Hawker Engineering Co Ltd, with some of the war's...

Page 62 of May 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, May 1981

Air

An Occasional Section Devoted to Aeronautical Affairs After the War, an "Aerial Derby" In the beginning the aeroplane was an object of mystery and mistrust to most people, and those who flew them were regarded as "intrepid birdmen", far removed from ordinary mortals. The war of 1914/18 changed that to some extent, as it did the idea that only the wealthy could afford motor cars. So many ordinary...

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