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Avro: Cierva Autogiro

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1926 June 19th. The first Cierva autogiro windmill flying machine built in Britain, to the order of the Air Ministry, was successfully tested in flight by Captain F. T. Courtney at the aerodrome of the builders, Avro, Hamble, near Southampton. Other countries, notably France, the United States and Japan are interested in the invention, and experimental machines for their use were built in Britain by the Cierva Autogiro Co.[1]

1932 the Cierva Autogiro Co moved most of the UK final assembly, testing and sales of its autogiros from the Avro facility at Hamble to Hanworth Aerodrome.

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  1. The Engineer 1926/06/25