Red red Robin

Pilot - - NEW REGS -

Glenn Cur­tiss’s first foray into the civil mar­ket was the 1928 Robin, a three­seat, high-wing mono­plane. The com­fort of a fully en­closed cabin added to the ap­peal of a re­mark­ably ver­sa­tile air­frame. Air-to-air re­fu­elled, Ole Miss flew non-stop for more than 27 days, while an­other per­formed more than 400 con­tin­u­ous slow rolls. G-BTYY was im­ported in 1991 but fell out of use and had been stored in a barn for twelve years be­fore a new owner com­mis­sioned its restora­tion. Mice had eaten all the rib stitch­ing and nested in the wing tips, but it is once again re­splen­dent in its scar­let colour scheme.

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