When I visited the RAF London Museum I nearly bypassed the Great War hangar, I didn’t have a huge amount of time and didn’t think I could see everything. In the end I did go into the hangar and I am glad I did. There was a great selection of aircraft on display and I really enjoyed walking around and looking at the planes.
The first of the planes was the Blériot XXVII, built for speed, this streamlined single-seat racing monoplane had a rotary engine and shared many features of other Blériot monoplanes.
The Blériot XXVII on display at RAF London was built in 1911 and later in 1914 it was put into storage.
It was flown again in 1936 and underwent further restoration in 1963 and 1974.