Tilbury Flash

The Tilbury Flash is a single-seat American racing monoplane designed and built in the 1930s by Owen Tilbury and Cecil Fundy. The aircraft was built in 1932 and was entered in the US National Air Races. At Cleveland, at the time it was described as probably the smallest racing aeroplane in the world. [1]

Tilbury Flash
Role Racing monoplane
National origin United States
Designer Owen Tilbury
First flight 1932
Status Preserved
Number built 1

The Flash was on display at the McLean County Museum of History in Bloomington, Illinois,[2] but has since been removed[3] to make room for the Cruisin' with Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center. The Flash is currently on display in the Central Illinois Regional Airport.[4]


Data from [5]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Length: 11 ft 10 in (3.61 m) later increased to 12' 5"
  • Wingspan: 14 ft 8 in (4.47 m) later increased to 17' 10"
  • Powerplant: 1 × Church-Henderson , 45 hp (34 kW)


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