The private Fokker F.VIIb-3m, G-EBZJ «Petal»

The first aircraft owned by private persons date from right after the end of the First World War. Especially companies soon realized that the aircraft could take them across the country or the world to all kind of places where the airlines did not come. In this article, we will present one of the larger private aircraft around, the Fokker F.VIIb-3m. The text of this article is an extract from the series of books (four volumes) written by Theo Wesselink about the Fokker F.VII. These books can be obtained through Dutch Aviation. [caption id="attachment_4173" align="aligncenter" width="800"] The Fokker F.VIIb-3m, G-EBZJ...

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Widerøe’s Flyveskole Study Tour to Germany

Widerøe’s Flyveskole (Wideroes Flying School) was the flying school of the airline Widerøe’s Flyveselskap itself formed in 1934. In the week of May 2 to 8, 1938, three pupils of the Widerøe’s Flyveskole made a study trip to Germany with the company’s Stinson SE-8M, LN-BAR. The participants were traffic pupils and were: Chr. F. Walter, Holger Hannestad, Trond Kindset. They were under the command of the school’s chief instructor Martin Hamre. Here a short report of the visit. The photographs have not been taken during the visit, but are merely used as illustrations. The report has been written by Martin...

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Milan Linate – A new Italian Airport

This is the first of a series of short articles about different subjects. They were found in Shell Aviation News and I found them interesting to reproduce. [caption id="attachment_4093" align="alignleft" width="907"] The inclined walk by which passengers reach the tarmac can be seen beyond the aircraft. (Via Shell Aviation News, September 1938)[/caption] The special needs of aircraft and air traffic have been the subject of much study and new aerodromes demonstrate that in the design of aerodrome buildings architects have not been hampered by convention but have thought out for themselves an arrangement which is likely to give the greatest...

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