The Edgar Percival story

Inside Stories E W PERCIVAL

TO BUILD THE BEST

The enigmatic Edgar Wikner Percival was a war veteran, test pilot and aircraft-maker, who designed, built and tested the sleekest of interwar light aircraft. Christian Nielsen unpicks his story


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The unveiling of the restored G-ACGR Gull on the lawns of the Parc du Cinquantenaire,Brussels
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In the 1930s, Edgar Wikner Percival had a knack for crafting modern monoplanes that outperformed anything else in their class, propelling record-breaking aviators such as Charles Kingsford Smith and Jean Batten – the so-called ‘Garbo of the skies’ – to great fame and global acclaim.

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