The Hon. Charles Stewart Rolls was the first Englishman to fly over the English Channel and the first aviator to make a non-
The Hawker Hurricane
ETHYLENE GLYCOL INSTEAD OF WATER is used for cooling on modern fighters. Ethylene glycol, and similar substances, can be worked at a higher temperature than water. They therefore require a smaller cooling area. The radiator is arranged at the end of a specially shaped air scoop. Such a scoop is seen underneath the fuselage of this British fighter, the Hawker Hurricane. Not only has this aircraft a retractable undercarriage, but the tail wheel is also retractable.
Pilots now depend far more upon their instruments than they did in the early days of flying, because flying in bad visibility or in thick cloud is not common. Instruments do not always tell the truth, but they are much more truthful in an aircraft than the sensations communicated to the pilot by changing attitudes at a time when visibility is poor and no horizon is visible. Some simple principles are incorporated in the instruments in which pilots rely, and these are explained in this chapter by Wing Commander G. W. Williamson.
Lindbergh Preparing to Take Off from Le Bourget, Paris
OFF TO BRUSSELS after his epic flight. Lindbergh preparing to take off from Le Bourget, Paris, in his aeroplane, the Spirit of St. Louis, to fly to Belgium. In spite of all the feting he received, Lindbergh remained the unassuming professional pilot he had set out to be.
Students Learning Wing and Fuselage Construction at Brooklands
STUDENTS LEARNING WING AND FUSELAGE CONSTRUCTION at the Brooklands Aerodrome premises of the College of Aeronautical Engineering. At Brooklands the students assemble complete aircraft and gain experience of working in aerodrome conditions. The theory and general practice of wood-