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Pioneer Aviation Bleriot Monoplane Mr Hucks Photographs.
A group of three original photographs of Mr Bentfield Charles Hucks and his Bleriot monoplane.
Comprising Large size of the Bleriot in flight size 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches
Similar small in card mount 6 x 5 inches.
Photograph of the Bleriot with name “HUCKS” under the wings. Original card mount 6 x 5 inches. Overall GC slight fading to images but remain clear.
Bentfield Charles Hucks (25 October 1884 – 7 November 1918) was an aviation innovator in the early 20th century. As well as test flying numerous aircraft types, he was the first Briton to perform a loop in an aircraft, which he performed in his Blériot at Hendon airfield in September 1913. He is also credited with the Hucks starter and many feats of test flying during the First World War, while working at Hendon for Airco.