Title: Riley Dove
The De Havilland Dove was a short-haul feeder airliner, and first flew in September 1945. The aircraft was the natural successor to the earlier DH89 Dragon Rapide aircraft and proved one of Britains most successful post-war civil airliners. Several companies later offered modifications to improve the aircraft’s performance, including replacing the De Havilland Gipsy engines.
The Riley Aeronautics Corporation was one such company which specialised in modifying various aircraft types to improve performance. They produced the Riley Dove 400 which replaced the original Gipsy engines with Lycoming IO-720 engines. Many other options were available including modified wing with steel spar straps, swept fin, new instrument panel, airstair door, etc.
This includes the flight manual and a nice manufacturer’s brochure for the Riley Dove 400. The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.