NICO BRAAS COLLECTION
No. 12375. Fernic T.10 Cruisaire (X9179)
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Fernic T.10 Cruisaire

04/30/2014. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "After the success of the T.9, Fernic designed a small side-by-side two-seater aerobatics and touring aircraft, designated T.10 (also noted as FT-10) Cruisaire. Making use of the same "tandem-wing" concept of the T.9, this time Fernic placed a 12 ft 6 in (3.81 m) auxiliary wing in a parasol position ahead of the cockpit. Powered by a 75 hp Michigan Rover engine, the aircraft was first flown on July 11, 1930. To promote the concept of the auxiliary wing and to gain orders for his designs, as well as to raise money for the intended New York, USA to Bucharest, Rumania record flight, Fernic toured with several states.

However, disaster struck the following month as transcribed from the Saturday, August 30, 1930 edition of the Milwaukee Sentinel newspaper:

Created April 30, 2014