PORTSMOUTH

Founded 1932 as Wight Aviation to operate air services to Isle of Wight, major repair/overhaul centre in Second World War, changed name to Portsmouth Aviation Ltd 1943 and managed city airport. Planned 4 versions of Aerocar with 4/6-seat nacelle under high wing and twin booms with 101-hp Cirrus Minors or 155-hp Cirrus Majors, latter powering prototype (18 June 1947). Excellent aircraft, other factors prevented production.

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