1910 ASL Valkyrie

The Aeronautical Syndicate, Ltd. (ASL) in England designed and flew several models of aircraft in the early 1900s. In 1910, they designed and built their third model which they called the Valkyrie. These canard pusher airplanes were mainly used for training and exhibition purposes by ASL. A Valkyrie was used in the first commercial flight in England, when one carried a box of light bulbs from Shoreham to Hove.

The Museum’s Valkyrie is a replica, and is powered by a modern aviation engine instead of the rotary engine used on most Valkyries. It’s a static display aircraft and is not maintained in airworthy condition.

General characteristics

Length: 26 ft. 0 in. (7.92 m)

Wingspan: 31 ft. 0 in. (9.45 m)

Seats: 1 pilot, 1 passenger

Empty weight: 550 lb (249 kg)

Max. Speed: 70 mph (110 km/h)