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HANWORTH AIRPARK MODEL FLYING CLUB

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1086.... LISTED AS HANEWORDE IN THE DOMESDAY SURVEY BOOK

1450.... KING HENRY VII USED THE MANOR HOUSE AS HUNTING LODGE

1533.... HENRY VIII WEDDING GIFTED MANOR HOUSE TO ANNE BOLEYN

1547... KATHERINE PARR INHERITED THE MANOR HOUSE

1627... SIR FRANCIS COTTINGTON LEASED THE MANOR HOUSE

1646... COTTINGTON LEFT ENGLAND, ESTATE CONFISCATED

1660... KING CHARLES II RETURNED THE ESTATE TO HIS NEPHEW

1797... THE MANOR HOUSE TOTALLY DESTROYED BY FIRE

1820... A NEW MANOR HOUSE WAS BUILT WITHIN HANWORTH PARK

1840... THE MANOR HOUSE SOLD TO HENRY PERKINS AND SON

1873... THE MANOR HOUSE AND PARK SOLD TO ALFRED LAFONE

1915... MR JAMES WHITEHEAD BOUGHT HOUSE AND PARK

1915... MANOR USED AS HOSPITAL FOR WOUNDED SOLIDERS

1916... KING GEORGE V AND QUEEN MARY VISIT HOSPITAL

1917... HANWORTH AERODROME OPENED BY LORD MAYOR OF LONDON

1919... WHITEHEAD AIRCRAFT LTD VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION

1929... LONDON AIRPARK OPENED RUN BY NATIONAL FLYING SERVICES LTD

1931... 1932... AIRSHIP GRAF ZEPPELIN MADE FLYING VISITS

1935... AIRCRAFT EXCHANGE AND MART COMPANY MADE IT COUNTRY CLUB

1936... GENERAL AIRCRAFT COMPANY MOVED INTO HANWORTH

1938... ELEMENTARY AND FLYING TRAINING SCHOOL No 5 FORMED

1939 TO 1945... G.A.C. MADE HAMILCAR GLIDERS.... CONVERSIONS OF SPITFIRES INTO SEAFIRES..... A.T.A.PILOTS FLEW THE PLANES TO THE SERVICES.

Owlet

The "Owlet" was an unusual two-seat elementary trainer built for instruction in the skills required for the new Tricycle undercarriage. With two open cockpits, it was also equipped for night-flying training. With a large proportion of metal used in it's construction and twin rudder/ fin layout and the fixed tricycle undercart this was a small taste of things to come. Span 32ft 5" , Length 24ft 7" height 7ft 3". At the time, the only British aircraft being exported. (1940)
Manufacturer: General Aircraft Ltd., The London Air Park, Feltham, Middlesex source: Aircraft of the Fighting Powers vol 2.