Rex Smith airplane flight, 1912

Rex Smith airplane flight, 1912

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Caption: Rex Smith airplane flight. Test flights of an early biplane designed and built by the Rex Smith Aeroplane Company. This aviation company was founded by Rex Smith (1862-1923) in 1910 and went defunct in 1916. It produced the Rex Smith Biplane, powered by an Emerson 2-cycle, six-cylinder engine. The airplane had two propellers and a wingspan of 12 metres. Here, it is being flown by test pilot Tony Jannus (1889-1916), watched from a car at lower right. Test flights of this aircraft were from College Park airfield, Maryland, USA, where the Wright Military Flyers were also flown. Photograph from 1912, from the Harris and Ewing collection.

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