Nicholas-Beazley NB-8G (N567Y, s/n K-18)
Single-engine two-seat light parasol wing monoplane, U.S.A.

Archive Photos [1]

[1931 Nicholas-Beazley NB-8G (N567Y, s/n K-18) on display (7/18/1999) at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, Rhinebeck, New York (Photo by John Shupek copyright © 1999 Skytamer Images)]

[1931 Nicholas-Beazley NB-8G (N567Y, s/n K-18) on display (9/18/2003) at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, Rhinebeck, New York (Photo by John Shupek copyright © 2003 Skytamer Images)]

Overview [2]

    Nicholas-Beazley NB-8G
  • Role: Light parasol wing monoplane
  • National origin: United States of America
  • Manufacturer: Nicholas-Beazley Airplane Company
  • Designer: Tom Kirkup
  • First flight: 1931
  • Introduction: 1931
  • Status: Several airworthy in 2009
  • Primary user: Private owner pilots
  • Number built: 57

The Nicolas-Beazley NB-8G is a United States two-seat parasol wing light monoplane that was constructed in the early 1930's.

Development [2]

The NB-8G was designed and built by the Nicholas-Beazley Airplane Company at its factory in Marshall, Missouri. The first of 57 examples flew in 1931, and most are powered by the Armstrong-Siddeley Genet Mark II engine of 80 hp (60 kW). Some were later fitted with the 80 hp (60 kW) Lambert engine.

The aircraft has a high strut-mounted parasol wing that can be folded to reduce hangarage space required and to permit towing by road. The two crew seats are arranged side-by-side. Initially the cockpit was open, but some examples later had an enclosure fitted. Production ceased in 1935.

Operational History [2]

The NB-8G was advertised for sale at $1,790. It was fully aerobatic. 57 examples were purchased, mainly by private pilot owners in the United States.

Six examples were still extant in 2009, with at least two being fully airworthy. Examples of these can be viewed at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome museum in New York State, and the Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum at Creve Coeur airfield near St Louis Missouri.

Nicolas-Beazley NB-8G (Genet-powered) Specifications [2]

General Characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 1 passenger or trainee pilot


  • Length: 20 ft 3 in (6.17 m)
  • Wingspan: 37 ft 6 in (11.43 m)
  • Useful lift: 493 lb (224 kg)

Power Plant

  • Powerplant: 1 &timees; Armstrong-Siddeley Genet II 5-cylinder radial, 80 hp (60 kW)


  • Maximum speed: 110 mph (177 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 83 mph ( km/h)
  • Stall speed: 40 mph (64 km/h)
  • Range: 400 miles (644 km)
  • Service ceiling: 18,000 ft (5,486 m)


  1. Shupek, John. The Skytamer Photo Archive, photos by John Shupek, copyright © 1999, 2003 Skytamer Images (
  2. Wikipedia. Nicholas-Beazley NB-8G

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