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Aviator Gallery

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Choose from 802 pictures in our Aviator collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Lockheed U-2 spy aircraft, 1950s Featured Print

Lockheed U-2 spy aircraft, 1950s

Lockheed U-2 spy aircraft. This aircraft was developed by the Lockheed Corporation, designed by Kelly Johnson, and made its maiden flight in August 1955. Since then, it has been used by the CIA and the US Air Force for high-altitude reconnaissance missions. It is able to gather intelligence while flying at altitudes of 21 kilometres. Over 80 U-2 aircraft have been built, and the U-2 design has been in use for over 50 years. It has a single pilot, and is 19.2 metres long, with a wingspan of 31.4 metres. It was used extensively during the Cold War, including during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. Photographed in the 1950s


Boeing 247 airliner, 1930s Featured Print

Boeing 247 airliner, 1930s

Boeing 247 airliner. Passengers in the 1930s boarding a United Airlines and National Air Transport aircraft that is also being used as a US Mail flight (AM17 Express, shown on the tail of the plane). The aircraft's civil registration number (NC13334) is shown on the right-hand wing. United Airlines and National Air Transport were originally part of Boeing, but were split off from that company after the Air Mail Act of 1934 that required manufacturers and airlines to be separate companies. The Boeing 247 was introduced in 1933. It had a wingspan of 23 metres, a length of 16 metres, a crew of 3, and could carry 10 passengers


First airmail letter delivered, Windsor Castle Featured Print

First airmail letter delivered, Windsor Castle

The first airmail letter ever to be delivered is handed to the Postmaster of Windsor, to whom it is addressed, on the East Lawn of Windsor Castle. The aviator Gustav Hamel, who flew from Hendon to Windsor on the very first airmail flight, is standing bareheaded just behind the postman and his bicycle. The Mayor of Windsor, Sir Frederick Dyson, stands smiling in a top hat. The first aerial mail service took place on 9 September 1911 from Hendon Aerodrome to Windsor and back again, and Hamel was the first pilot to arrive. King George V gave permission for the aeroplanes to land in the grounds of Windsor Castle. During September 1911 the Grahame-White company operated an experimental air mail service for two weeks between Hendon and Windsor. As well commemorating the coronation of King George V, and raising money for charity, the event publicised the possibilities of the aeroplane as a means of transport

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