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Gee Bee Zee

9 March 2015

Gee Bee Zee

Gee Bee Model Z — photo by Joseph May

Gee Bee Model Z — photo by Joseph May

Built by Granville Brothers Aircraft, in the early 1930s for the closed circuit pylon air race, the Model Z was lightweight with a huge engine. It was also fast, winning the Thompson Trophy in 1931. Known as the GB Model Z, the overall aircraft design became known popularly as Gee Bee (GB for Granville Brothers) and came to symbolize air racing of aviation’s Golden Age. This aircraft is exhibited in the main hall in the Museum of Flight.

Gee Bee Model Z — photo by Joseph May

Gee Bee Model Z — photo by Joseph May

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