Record Breaker


Photo Information
Percival Mew Gull aircraft dating from 1936, seen at Old Warden airfield, Bedfordshire on sunday. Part of the resident Shuttleworth Collection of vintage and historic aircraft.

Flown by Alex Henshaw in 1937, he won The Folkestone Trophy with a speed of 210 mph.
After modifications which included seating the pilot on the floor...Henshaw flew the aircraft to 236 mph a year later winning the 1938 King's Cup.

A year later on 5th February 1939, Henshaw set a new 'Out and Home' record flying between Gravesend and Capetown (and back) in just 4 days, 10 hours and 16 minutes...a record that stood for over 70 years.
09/06/2021 - 22:211stEverPentax
CategoryTransport
Shutter Speed1/200
Aperturef/8.0
LensN/A
ISO160
Focal Length300mm

GIULIO57

Link Posted 10/06/2021 - 05:08
Well caught
PPG

1stEverPentax

Link Posted 10/06/2021 - 20:00
Cheers Giulio.

Karlo

davidwozhere

Link Posted 11/06/2021 - 00:26
Nice photo and excellent narrative. ......... How does the pilot see where he's going? Landing it must be fun!
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1stEverPentax

Link Posted 11/06/2021 - 10:48
Thanks David.

Good point about the visibility...apparently the pilots have to weave from side to side a bit...really apparent when taxying on the ground.

Still goes very fast though...gave quite a spirited display.

regards

Karlo

leep

Link Posted 11/06/2021 - 11:04
davidwozhere wrote:
Nice photo and excellent narrative. ......... How does the pilot see where he's going? Landing it must be fun!

And going all that way and back!

Trampas

Link Posted 14/06/2021 - 20:46
Nice panning, a well caught photo.
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