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Air Plane Collection

Background imageAir Plane Collection: Aerofilms plane in flight AFL03_aerofilms_c325

Aerofilms plane in flight AFL03_aerofilms_c325
AEROFILMS PLANE. Commercial aerial photography by biplane was pioneered by Aerofilms from 1919. Here seen in air photoghraphic action is a DeHaviland DH50 in Aerofilms livery

Background imageAir Plane Collection: Shackleton over the Strand RAF_228_190E_0048

Shackleton over the Strand RAF_228_190E_0048
An aerial view looking down on an Avro Shackleton Mark II bomber in flight over the Strand as part of a fly-by celebrating Queen Elizabeth IIs birthday. RAF photography 1956

Background imageAir Plane Collection: Bentley car and aircraft propellers a087923

Bentley car and aircraft propellers a087923
HEATHROW AIRPORT, B E A Aircraft Hangar, London. A Bentley car parked on the runway in front of the British European Airways buildings at Heathrow Airport with the propellers of an aircraft visible

Background imageAir Plane Collection: Jaguar aircraft DP035691

Jaguar aircraft DP035691
RAF COLTISHALL, Scottow, Norfolk. November 30th, 2006 - Silhouetted against a winter sun, Jaguar aircraft, which were based at RAF Coltishall for over 30 years

Background imageAir Plane Collection: Aerial photography 1919 AFL03_aerofilms_c12930

Aerial photography 1919 AFL03_aerofilms_c12930
" Wills, Shaw and Friese-Greene Ready to Film". A publicity shot for the foundation of the Aerofilms aerial photography company taken at the London Aerodrome, Hendon

Background imageAir Plane Collection: Heston Aerodrome c. 1930s AFL03_aerofilms_c19981

Heston Aerodrome c. 1930s AFL03_aerofilms_c19981
Heston Aerodrome, Hounslow, Middlesex. The control tower (centre) may have been the first purpose-built example and became the model for this class of building

Background imageAir Plane Collection: Douglas DC-3 AFL03_aerofilms_b1222

Douglas DC-3 AFL03_aerofilms_b1222
Douglas DC-3 airliner. Advertising image prepared by Aerofilms for a client showing rays of sunshine from behind a cloud.The DC-3 entered civilian service with American Airlines in 1936

Background imageAir Plane Collection: Biplane flight AFL03_aerofilms_c169

Biplane flight AFL03_aerofilms_c169
De Havilland DH9s flying in formation. From a copy negative made in 1923. Designed in 1916 by Airco, it first saw action with the Royal Flying Corps over the Western Front in 1917

Background imageAir Plane Collection: Austin van and aircraft propellers a087965

Austin van and aircraft propellers a087965
HEATHROW AIRPORT, B E A Aircraft Hangar, London. A view of an Austin van parked on the apron outside the British European Airways aircraft hangar at Heathrow Airport with the propellers of an

Background imageAir Plane Collection: 601 Squadron EPW035616

601 Squadron EPW035616
601 SQUADRON. Practice for an RAF display in June 1931. These aircraft are Westland Wapiti Mk.IIA bombers (in service 1928-1942)

Background imageAir Plane Collection: Wing walking EPW037854

Wing walking EPW037854
Wing walking without a harness on an Aviation Tours Ltd Avro 504K. May 1932. From a copy negative. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

Background imageAir Plane Collection: Wing walking EPW037626

Wing walking EPW037626
Wing walking without a harness on an Aviation Tours Ltd Avro 504K. Photographed in April 1932. Some damage on negative - produced from copy negative. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

Background imageAir Plane Collection: Vickers aircraft EPW001728

Vickers aircraft EPW001728
Aerial view of what appears to be a Vickers Vimy Commercial aircraft in flight (with the unusual registration 17-X on the tail fin)

Background imageAir Plane Collection: Lightning EAW187844

Lightning EAW187844
RAF English Electric Lightning F1 flying over the sea in 1968. The Lightning served with the RAF as a fighter or interceptor between 1959 and 1988

Background imageAir Plane Collection: Spirit of St Louis EPW018121

Spirit of St Louis EPW018121
Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St Louis coming in to land at Croydon Aerodrome, 29th May 1927 having flown in from Brussels

Background imageAir Plane Collection: Flying boat berth, Southampton EAW023211

Flying boat berth, Southampton EAW023211
BOAC FLYING BOAT SERVICES, Southampton Water. Flying boat services had been operating from Southampton since 1919. After the Second World War

Background imageAir Plane Collection: World War I aircraft re-enactment N070971

World War I aircraft re-enactment N070971
FESTIVAL OF HISTORY, Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire. World War I triplane in flight. 2007 aerial re-enactment. tri-plane

Background imageAir Plane Collection: Hurricane aircraft DP035687

Hurricane aircraft DP035687
RAF COLTISHALL, Scottow, Norfolk. A lone Hurricane aircraft, many of which were based at RAF Coltishall, makes a final fly past during the closing ceremony

Background imageAir Plane Collection: Pilot and plane AFL03_aerofilms_c19951

Pilot and plane AFL03_aerofilms_c19951
Pilot getting into plane. Aerial photographer. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

Background imageAir Plane Collection: Heathrow Airport a073304

Heathrow Airport a073304
HEATHROW AIRPORT, Greater London. A BOAC aircraft with boarding steps to left at Heathrow Airport. Photograph by John Gay in 1970

Background imageAir Plane Collection: Farman Biplane EGP_22662_53

Farman Biplane EGP_22662_53
A group of men watching as two men take their seats in a Farman biplane at Bournemouth in 1910. The pilot has been identified as Claude Graham-White, pioneer of aerial reconnaissance

Background imageAir Plane Collection: Painting aircraft wings, Waring & Gillow BL23701_012

Painting aircraft wings, Waring & Gillow BL23701_012
WARING AND GILLOW FACTORY, Cambridge Road, Hammersmith, London W6. Inside the factory showing women and boys painting the wings of aircraft for use during the First World War

Background imageAir Plane Collection: Swordfish over Blackpool EAW212942

Swordfish over Blackpool EAW212942
A Fairey Swordfish Mk.II flying over Blackpool in 1971. This type of torpedo bomber was used by the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy during World War 2

Background imageAir Plane Collection: Flying circus EPW041022

Flying circus EPW041022
Flying circus, April 1933. Aviation events like this one were popular entertainments between the wars, including aerobatics, barnstorming and wing-walking (as seen here)

Background imageAir Plane Collection: World War I aircraft re-enactment N070970

World War I aircraft re-enactment N070970
FESTIVAL OF HISTORY, Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire.. World War I aeroplanes in flight. 2007 re-enactment

Background imageAir Plane Collection: RAF Pageant EPW018790

RAF Pageant EPW018790
HENDON, Barnet. An Avro 504 aircraft flying very low over parked aircraft at the RAF Pageant of 1927. The parked aircraft are a Gloster Gamecock Mk.I, Short Springbock II, and Handley Page Hyderabad

Background imageAir Plane Collection: A safe landing EPW005069

A safe landing EPW005069
REGENTS PARK. London. Aircraft landed in Regents Park, September 1920. The aeroplane, facing towards the trees, is surrounded by a crowd of excited onlookers, while two men shake hands

Background imageAir Plane Collection: World War One flying boat pilot N100005

World War One flying boat pilot N100005
Tresco, Isles of Scilly. Reconstruction drawing by Nick Hardcastle of a World War One flying boat pilot serving on Tresco

Background imageAir Plane Collection: Visiting dignitary AFL03_aerofilms_b730

Visiting dignitary AFL03_aerofilms_b730
Dignitary and airmen at Heston Aerodrome. The plane in the background is a Spartan Cruiser passenger aircraft operated by Spartan Air Lines Limited on the London-Cowes (Isle of Wight)

Background imageAir Plane Collection: Crash EPW000213

Crash EPW000213
Crashed aircraft. People in rowing boat investigating the wreckage. AVRO504K in Southwark boating lake, March 1920. From a copy negative. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

Background imageAir Plane Collection: Parachutist AFL03_aerofilms_c11965

Parachutist AFL03_aerofilms_c11965
Parachutist descending 1930s. Jumping off the trailing edge of the lower wing of a biplane. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

Background imageAir Plane Collection: USaF Reconnaissance US_7PH_GP_LOC_247_PO_18

USaF Reconnaissance US_7PH_GP_LOC_247_PO_18
A high altitude oblique taken over Cambridgeshire by the USaF, March 1944. The main photo reconnaissance aircraft used by the US airforce during World War II was the twin-engine Lockheed F-4/5

Background imageAir Plane Collection: World War I soldier N071913

World War I soldier N071913
FESTIVAL OF HISTORY, Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire. World War I British ground soldiers defend the " Kelmarais" airfield during an attack by German aircraft. Soldier aiming rifle

Background imageAir Plane Collection: World War I aircraft re-enactment N070969

World War I aircraft re-enactment N070969
FESTIVAL OF HISTORY, Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire. World War I aeroplanes in flight. 2007 aerial re-enactment. triplane tri-plane

Background imageAir Plane Collection: Hurricane aircraft DP035689

Hurricane aircraft DP035689
RAF COLTISHALL, Scottow, Norfolk. A lone Hurricane aircraft, many of which were based at RAF Coltishall, makes a final fly past during the closing ceremony

Background imageAir Plane Collection: Hurricane aircraft DP035688

Hurricane aircraft DP035688
RAF COLTISHALL, Scottow, Norfolk. A lone Hurricane aircraft, many of which were based at RAF Coltishall, makes a final flying display during the closing ceremony

Background imageAir Plane Collection: Dirigible and aircraft AFL03_aerofilms_b2308

Dirigible and aircraft AFL03_aerofilms_b2308
Dirigible and BE2 aircraft, pre-war, no date or location. This small unidentified airship is probably a Royal Navy submarine spotter

Background imageAir Plane Collection: Heathrow airport 24435_002

Heathrow airport 24435_002
HEATHROW AIRPORT, Middlesex. An aerial view of London Heathrow airport showing the service area with Boeing 747s and concorde. Photographed September, 2006

Background imageAir Plane Collection: Former Flight Booking Office, Brooklands IoE 286903

Former Flight Booking Office, Brooklands IoE 286903
Brooklands, Surrey. c1911 and reputedly the worlds first flight booking office. IoE 286903

Background imageAir Plane Collection: Stampe aircraft EAW221481

Stampe aircraft EAW221481
" Stampe" aircraft in flight. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)


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