Articles tagged Robert Kronfeld

Page 58 of June 1930 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, June 1930

Gliding Gossip and News

Gliding Gossip and News UPON the invitation made) by the B.G.A., Herr Robert Kronfeld has now arrived in this country with his record-breaking sailplane, "Wien." Herr Kronfeld is, of course, world-famous as one of the finest sailplane pilots, his two outstanding performances being a climb to 7,000 feet and a cross-country flight -of 89 miles. During the next few days he will visit various areas...

Page 84 of April 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, April 1982

Shuttleworth trust meetings

THE Shuttleworth Trust announces that this year its very enjoyable Flying Displays will take place, weather permitting (but the Museum of cars and aeroplanes will be open anyway) on Easter Monday April 12th, May 30th, July 25th and September 26th, admission costing £2 per adult, £1 per child, cars with all occupants £8 each, landing fees £8, or £4 for single-seater aeroplanes. Informal 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 46 of November 1930 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, November 1930

Gliding Gossip and News

Gliding Gossip and News MEMBERS of the motor trade appear to be amongst the keenest followers of gliding. Already several car firms have their own clubs, and one of the latest to be formed is the Wolseley Gliding Club. The President of this club is Mr. W. Cannell, Managing Director of Wolseley Motors, and Mr. Oliver Boden, 0.B.E., is Vice-president. Memberships figures now stand at 75, and...

Page 47 of March 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, March 1983

Air mail

The BAC Drone Sir, The BAC Drone of recent mention is an interesting machine worthy of more comment. Most notable was the way the aircraft lived up to their name so well, for such was the closeness of the propeller tips to the structure that an incredibly raucous noise was produced: though possibly, at speed in a T-type MG (and under the hood, in December?) you are in no position to appreciate...

Page 57 of July 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, July 1963

A pioneer Welsh motor business

Some notes on the Automobile Palace, Llandrindod Wells It all started when Roger Maughfling of Knighton went to his local printer about a calendar, and to show what results could be expected from a certain type of paper the printer pulled out of a drawer an old block, over 50 years old, of the picture reproduced (from this same block) at the top of this page. I saw that there was probably a story...

Page 47 of March 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, March 1982

Air Mail

Gliding Achievements Sir, That delightful book "Soaring Flight" by the late Terence Horsley has a good account of the early attempts at crossing the Channel in a glider. As long ago as June 1931 Robert Kronfeld was towed to 10,000 feet over the coast of France and glided direct to Dover. In 1937 Philip Wills flew from Dunstable to Dover but had to abandon the attempt to cross through inadequate...

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