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De Havilland Dragon Rapide Photograph

1930s vintage biplane seen at former RAF Westhampnett airfield

This is one of 170+ images of classic aircraft and cars that I took at the September 2004 Circuit Revival meeting at Goodwood, in Sussex, which during WW2 was an operational RAF airfield. Postwar the perimeter track was used for motor racing, and the Goodwood circuit was born. [Goodwood images]

The restored De Havilland aeroplane on this page was photographed over the 3 day Revival weekend at Goodwood, which always has a large vintage aircraft contingent supporting the historic racing. This blue and silver Dragon Rapide is a vintage biplane of the type often seen at aerodromes and airfields years ago.

You'll find many more restored classic aircraft photos similar to this De Havilland Dragon Rapide elsewhere on Classic Wheels, just have a look at the left hand menu. If you are a collector of De Havilland Dragon Rapide memorabilia, or are looking other info on this historic 1930s De Havilland plane, see the list of related aeronautica on sale today at the ebay auction site - click here to have a look at the Dragon Rapide airplane items on sale today.

The picture shown here is of a blue and silver Dragon Rapide (photo #162 in this set of photographs taken at the 2004 Revival). You can read more about the event here: Goodwood review.

Further notes on Dragon Rapide built by De Havilland in the 1930s era:

A second Rapide joined in at Goodwood such was the public interest in going for pleasure rides in this classic bi-plane.

1930s De Havilland vintage biplane - the classic Dragon Rapide

De Havilland Dragon Rapide
To buy items relating to the Dragon Rapide from De Havilland, the auction items below may be of interest, all of which are on sale right now on eBay, and can be bid on today. All prices are shown in US$ for clarity, but many lots are actually in the UK and being listed in £sterling.



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