Biographical entry Jones, L. V. R.
- Aircraft designer
- Alternative Names
- Jones, L. J. R.
L. V. R. (or L.J.R.) Jones, of Ryde, New South Wales, built his first aircraft in 1907, but his own power plant for that aircraft was not successful. His Bleriot-type monoplane, which was steam powered, flew for the first time in 1911, and another one, powered by a petrol engine, flew in 1912. In 1927, Jones designed and built the Wonga, the first aeroplane in Australia which used steel instead of wood for the majority of its structure.
- 'Jones, L. V. R.', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1477065. Details
- Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_j.html. Details
Created: 25 May 2001, Last modified: 4 February 2010
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