HC Deb 07 July 1926 vol 197 c2062
24. Colonel DAY

asked the Secretary of State for Air the result of the tests of the windmill aeroplane, Cierva Giro?

The SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Samuel Hoare)

By arrangement with Senor de la Cierva, a demonstration of the auto-gyro was given at Farnborough in October last. The Air Ministry subsequently ordered a number of these aircraft from British firms, and one flew for the first time on 19th June. It is proposed to carry out an extended series of trials during the present summer in order to enable the Air Ministry to decide as to the probable utility of this type of aircraft for Service and civil flying.

Colonel DAY

Can the right hon. Gentleman say how many of these aeroplanes have been ordered?


Four have been ordered.