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Kay Gyroplane G-ACVA at East Fortune
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No: 4535   Contributor: Peter Langsdale   Year: 2006   Manufacturer: Other   Country: United Kingdom
Kay Gyroplane G-ACVA at East Fortune

This is a real home-grown machine, having been designed by David Kay and John Grieve of Scone, Scotland. Their first rotary machine was built by Shields Garage in Perth but the Type 33/1 Gyroplane G-ACVA was built by Oddie, Bradury and Cull and flew for the first time at Eastleigh aerodrome, Southampton, in early 1935. Although it attracted favourable comment from the Air Ministry, G-ACVA was the only one of its type to take to the air. It was photographed on 26 November 2006 in the Museum of Flight, East Fortune, Scotland.
Picture added on 19 February 2008
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