Percival Gull Six
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The Gull Six was a development of the racing light aircraft designs begun with Percival's D.1 Gull, retaining a fixed undercarriage and the low folding wings of the Gull Four. The Gull Six dates from Percival's move to its own factory at Gravesend and continued production at Luton in 1936. The Gull Six is famously associated with two pioneering women flyers. Amy Johnson recaptured the solo London-Cape Town (and back) record in a Gull Six (her last major event) and New Zealander Jean Batten was also to create a number of notable records in her Gull Six, and E.W. Percival himself was not averse to demonstrating the type's combination of speed and 3200km range.