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Biplane at Renfrew

Museum of Transport, Laura P MacDougall collection

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Biplane at Renfrew

A De Havilland Dragon Rapide at Renfrew Airport in the 1930s.

The Rapide was a wood and fabric biplane with a 48 feet wing span. It cruised at 132 mph, had a range of 578 miles and could carry up to eight passengers. Northern & Scottish Airways had four Rapides in their fleet, along with five Spartan Cruisers.

Reference: T2002-12 4-203

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

Keywords:
airplanes, airports, biplanes, De Havilland Dragon Rapide, De Havilland Rapide, ground crew, Northern & Scottish Airways, Renfrew Airport



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