Schneider Trophy



Picture credit: AirTeamImages/Colin K. Work

This is a Deperdussin Monoplane much like the one used by “well-known” French pilot Prevost, who won the Jacques Schneider Maritime Cup in 1913.

The event was a speed contest open to all types of seaplanes. Flight compiled a History of the Schneider Trophy back in 1925.

The race was held eleven times between 1913 and 1931.







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One Response to Schneider Trophy

  1. riff_raff 16 November, 2008 at 12:50 am #

    I always thought it would be a great idea to bring back a form of the Schneider Cup floatplane races. Maybe with leased spec. engines and team engineered/built airframes, to give a good combination of technology and cost control.

    The races could be held on the same weekends as Indy Car, Offshore or unlimited hydroplane boat race events. All of the boat races already obviously take place on water, and many of the Indy car races are held near large bodies of water too (Long Beach, Miami, Belle Isle, Surfer’s Paradise). The pits, crowds, television and sponsors are also already in place.

    Seems like it would be a natural fit.

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