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Weybridge in Surrey County, England, United Kingdom
 

A.V. Roe

 
 
A.V. Roe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 3, 2018
1. A.V. Roe Marker
Inscription.  From this area, on various dates in 1907-8, A.V Roe made a series of towing flights and flight trials with an aircraft of his own design and construction, powered, in the later trials, by an 18/24 h.p. Antoinette engine. These trials were made along the finishing straight of the motor racing track, on this site. A.V. Roe thus became the first of the long line of famous pioneers and pilots of many nations who made air history on this flying field of Brooklands. This tablet was placed here in June 1954 by Vickers-Armstrongs Aircraft Division and was unveiled by Sir Alliott Verdon-Roe then in his 78th year.
 
Erected 1954.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space.
 
Location. 51° 21.26′ N, 0° 27.828′ W. Marker is in Weybridge, England, in Surrey County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Brooklands Road and Wellington Way, on the left when traveling south. Located at the Brooklands Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Weybridge, England KT13 0QN, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker.
A.V. Roe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 3, 2018
2. A.V. Roe Marker
Next to the scoring stand at the finishing straight at Brooklands Race Track.
Sir Henry Birkin Bt (within shouting distance of this marker); Tallboy Bomb (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Miss Milly Tant (about 120 meters away); Rolls-Royce/SNECMA Olympus 593 (about 150 meters away); BAC/Aerospatiale Concorde (about 150 meters away); Jetstream T Mk. 1 (about 150 meters away); BAC/Hunting Jet Provost (about 150 meters away); Vickers 1103 VC-10 (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weybridge.
 
Also see . . .
1. Alliott Verdon Roe on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 4, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Brooklands Museum. (Submitted on June 4, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. Brooklands on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 4, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 4, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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