No. 8489. Blackburn Monoplane (G-AANI c/n 9)
Photographed at Shuttleworth (Old Warden) Aerodrome, near Biggleswade, UK, by Bruce MacIntire

Blackburn Monoplane

12/31/2008. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "Designed by Robert Blackburn, founder of the Blackburn Aeroplane and Motor Company Ltd., this aircraft was reported in the Flight edition of April 5, 1913: "In general layout the aircraft is similar to the Mercury series but has a one-piece rudder and a divided elevator." A week before the magazine already reported of the first flight by the Monoplane owner, Cyril Foggin (although the aircraft had been flying since December 1912):

Created December 31, 2008