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Photograph - Underside of Duigan Biplane in Flight at Spring Plains, Mia Mia, Victoria, 1911 Image Reg. No: MM 123806

Summary:
Black and white image showing the modified Duigan biplane flying at Spring Plains, Mia Mia in 1911, flown by John Duigan. Only straight flights were completed at Spring Plains as rising ground and trees seen in the background precluded circling flights.
Description:
Black and white photograph attached to a brown mount board.
Description Of Content:
View of the modified Duigan biplane flying at Spring Plains, Mia Mia in May 1911. The machine has been modified with a rear elevator and four wing-mounted ailerons which can be clearly seen.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 305 mm (Height), 380 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: photograph

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Tagged with: aeroplanes, aircraft, aviation, pilots, aeronautics, aviation pioneers, biplanes, experimental aircraft, test flights
Themes this item is part of: Designing & Building the First Australian Aircraft, John Duigan's Military Service, Centenary of Australian Aviation, John Robertson Duigan MC, Pioneering Aviator (1882-1951), Reginald Charles Duigan, Pioneering Aviator & Inventor (1888-1966), Engineering Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Pioneering Flights
Tertiary Classification: aviators
Inscriptions: Printed on the front of the mount board; 'AEROPLANE IN FLIGHT'
Hand written in grey pencil on the back of the mount board; 'Machine in flight / at Spring Plains, Mia, Mia / 31st May, 1911'
More text in grey pencil, largely indecipherable.
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Mia Mia, Victoria, Australia, 1910-1911

Test flights took place on the creek flats opposite the homestead on the Duigan family property 'Spring Plains', near Mia Mia, central Victoria.
Photographer: Mr Reginald Duigan, Mia Mia, Victoria, Australia, 1910-1911
Maker of Item Depicted: Mr John Duigan, Mia Mia, Victoria, Australia, 1909-1910

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