Sop­with Camel

Flight Journal - - GALLERY -

“Dodge” Bai­ley, chief pi­lot of The Shut­tle­worth Col­lec­tion

By plac­ing the pi­lot un­der the cen­ter sec­tion of the top wing, the field of view is more re­stricted than on other bi­planes. The up­per wing shuts out a lot of sky—hence, the need to leave open ar­eas in the cen­ter sec­tion to give the pi­lots some up­ward view. Be­ing a tail-drag­ger, the for­ward view is re­stricted when on the ground.

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