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Cincinnati Aviation Heritage Society & Museum

Preserving aviation's past for future generations.

The Metal Aircraft Flamingo

Proving the Flamingo's Wing Strength

Flamingo with a full wingload (Scott Ladrigan coll) G-1 1928 (ATC 2-19) = Continuation of Halpin Flamingo. 5 passenger Cabin High Wing Monoplane; 450 hp P&W Wasp C. Only 1 was built [C7690].

The Halpin Flamingo


T E Halpin (who once worked for Stout Aircraft) was the designer. (Thomas E) Halpin Development Co., Lunken Airport, Cincinnati Ohio was reorganized as Metal Aircraft Corp. at Lunken Airport, Cincinnati OH May 1, 1928 after acquisition of the Halpin Co. The company was sold (with Mason & Dixon Air Line) to Robert Schryver, Columbus O. in September 1929.

All-Metal Tranship of 1929 was a 6-7 passenger Cabin High Wing Monoplane; 525hp P&W Wasp; Span: 50'0" Length: 32'6" Load: 2640 lbs. Max/Cruise/Landing-Stall speeds 135/115/48 Range: 900. $21,000. Optional 525hp Wright Cyclone.

G-1 1928 (ATC number 2-19) = 5 passenger Cabin High Wing Monoplane; 450hp P&W Wasp C. Only 1 was built; [C7690]. It was a continuation of the Halpin Flamingo.

Flamingo G-2 [NC588] (Frank Rezich coll) G-2 1929 (2-63) = 6p G-1. POP: 1 [NC588].

G-2-H 1929 (ATC Number 192, 2-67, & 2-75) = 6-8 passenger Cabin High Wing Monoplane; 525hp Hornet A; span: 50'0" length: 32'6" load: 2313# Max/Cruise/Landing-Stall speeds 140/115/62 range: 810. $23,800; 2 prototypes were built. (2-67) was 6 passenger modification for [NC9304], (2-75) for 8 passengers.

Flamingo G-2-W [NC656E] (Frank Rezich coll) G-2-W 1929 (ATC number 192,2-62) = 8 passenger Cabin High Wing Monoplane; 410hp P&W Wasp; load: 2430# Max/Cruise/Landing-Stall speeds 135/115/60 range: 850. $21,000; Total G-2’s built: 21. (2-62) for conversions of G-2 models to 450hp P&W Wasp SC.

G-MT-6 1928 = 5 passenger Cabin High Wing Monoplane; 410hp P&W Wasp and 525hp Hornet; span: 50'0" length: 32'8". Ralph R Graichen. 2 prototypes were built.

Here's a partial production list of known Flamingos. Enjoy.

XH-TAU Metal Flamingo G-2W 4 NC656E XH-TAU TACA Honduras

NC656E Metal Flamingo G-2W 4 Photo Found

NC94873 Metal Flamingo  G-2-W 11 Jimmy Angel

NC9487 Metal Flamingo G-2-W 11 NC9487

NC9488 Metal Flamingo G-2-W 12 NC9488 Mason & Dixon AL/Cincinnati ,United States AW/Kansas City

NC9489 Metal Flamingo G-2-W 13 NC9489 Mason & Dixon AL/Cincinnati ,United States AW/Kansas City

NC9490 Metal Flamingo G-2-W 14 NC9490 TI-20 United States AW/Kansas City Sold Costa Rica 2.37

NC9491 Metal Flamingo G-2-W 15 NC9491 Suspect

XH-TAQ Metal Flamingo G-2W 19 NC268K XH-TAQ TACA Honduras