Miles Satyr

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M.1 Satyr
Role Single-seat aerobatic biplane
Manufacturer George Parnall and Company
Designer Frederick George Miles
First flight August 1932
Status Destroyed September 1936
Primary user Luxury Air Tours Limited
Number built 1

The Miles M.1 Satyr was a 1930s British single-seat aerobatic biplane designed by F.G. Miles and built for him by George Parnall and Company.

Design and development[edit]

The Satyr was designed in 1932 by F.G. Miles. It was a wooden single-seat aerobatic biplane powered by a 75 hp Pobjoy R engine. The aircraft (registered G-ABVG) first flew in August 1932. Although the aircraft flew well Miles decided to concentrate on monoplane designs and only one was built. The only Satyr crashed in September 1936.

Specifications (M.1)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: One
  • Length: 17 ft 8 in (5.38 m)
  • Wingspan: 21 ft 0 in (6.4 m)
  • Empty weight: 594 lb (269 kg)
  • Gross weight: 900 lb (408 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pobjoy R, 75 hp (56 kW)


  • Maximum speed: 122 mph (196 km/h)

See also[edit]




  • Amos, Peter. and Brown, Don Lambert. Miles Aircraft Since 1925, Volume 1. London: Putnam Aeronautical, 2000. ISBN 0-85177-787-2.
  • Brown, Don Lambert. Miles Aircraft Since 1925. London: Putnam & Company Ltd., 1970. ISBN 0-370-00127-3.
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.
  • Jackson, A.J. British Civil Aircraft since 1919. London: Putnam, 1974. ISBN 0-370-10014-X.