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Trophy for MOSI

Desmond Penrose Trophy

The team who built a replica 1909 Triplane at MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester) has been awarded the Desmond Penrose Trophy for the Vintage Aircraft of the Year (2009) by John Broad, Chairman of the Vintage Aircraft Club (pictured right, in front of the Triplane).

The Triplane took four years to build and was led by Michael Taylor (pictured left, in front of Triplane). The project was carried out by former employees from the Avro factory in Woodford – known as the Roe Heritage Group. The team always aimed to achieve the same short flight that catapulted A.V.Roe to fame 100 years before in 1909 – when he became the first British person to fly a British aeroplane, but attempts last year failed owing to insufficient thrust to weight ratio ratio. Work is currently being done to attempt a successful flight this year.

Article posted: 05/05/2010

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