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DeHavilland Comet

Now at Flabob

December 30, 2008

 

Tom Wathen’s replica of Sir Geoffrey DeHavilland’s and Britain’s most famous aircraft, the Comet arrived at Flabob and will be housed where it was built in hangar 20, “Repeat Aircraft”. It is famed for it’s victory in the 1934 MacPherson Robertson Air Race to celebrate the founding of the State of Victoria, from Mildenhall to Melbourne, G-ACSS, "Grosvenor House", won the race with a flight time of just over 70 hours. This very advanced aircraft was one of the first to be equipped with a variable pitch propeller

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