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Oldest De Havilland aeroplane Still Flying

By Kako
Taken at Old Warden recently...another flying exhibit from the Shuttleworth Collection.

This aeroplane, a DH.51, was the third one built...in 1924.

A three seat tourer, it could fly up to 340 miles at a speed of about 85 mph...about a 4 hour endurance. Maximum speed was about 107 mph.

The aircraft was exported to Nairobi in 1926 becoming the first aircraft on the Kenyan Registry (VP-KAA) 'Miss Kenya'.

In the mid 1960s the aircraft was flown back to England in an RAF transport aircraft before being re-built by Hawker Siddeley Aviation
at its Hawarden, Chester plant after which it was handed over to The Shuttleworth Trust at Old Warden, Bedfordshire where it flies from today.

The aircarft was painted in its current scheme in 2011 for TV and film work to depict a DH.9 of Aircraft Transport and Travel Ltd

Tags: Pentax Transport Shuttleworth collection Old warden De havilland Vintage Aeroplane

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Kako 16 175
25 Jun 2021 8:52PM
Thanks everyone.

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