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Comper Aircraft Co

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November 1932.
November 1932. Comper Swift G-ABUU "Pobjoy" (Flight photograph 1932/11/17).

The Comper Aircraft Company was founded in 1929 at Hooton Park Aerodrome, Wirral, Cheshire.

  • 1929 Produced the CLA7 Swift, a single-seat sporting aircraft powered by a 120 hp Gypsy III or the 130 hp Gypsy Major.
  • 1933 Constructors of light aeroplanes. Head Office: Hooton Park, Wirral, Cheshire. Works: Hooton Park Aerodrome. (After April 1st, the Works and Office address will be Heston Airport, Hounslow, Middlesex.)[1]
  • 1933 Production moved to Heston where a further 41 aircraft were built.
  • They also built the three-seater Mouse racer and the two-seater Kite tourer.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1933 Who's Who in British Aviation
  • British Aircraft Manufacturers since 1908 by Gunter Endres. Pub 1995 ISBN 0-7110-2409-x