School Bus

Today’s Poster is an advertisement for Farman’s pilot school.


Farman were, of course, an aircraft manufacturer, but also an airline operator, and, as here a flying instruction organisation. This was a common pre- Great War combination, as well as straight afterwards, as here, and notably with Boeing in America operating an airline, but this was to drop away through the inter-war period.

The interesting propeller discs show how the modern convention hadn’t become ‘the’ way of depicting them when this artist drew them, and the aircraft’s type and name ‘Goliath’ is noted on the nose above the route served.

Anyway, the passengers seem happy enough with their trainee pilot. Do they know?

James Kightly, Vintage Aero Writer.

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