As a result we canceled the spad order, and after that we attempted to build no single-place pursuit planes.
My love for concentric circles of red, white, and blue dates from the moment when I saw the French cocarde on his spad.
Foot, as one of the most skilful pilots, was given a spad, on which he did great execution during the autumn.
But my spad (I was always flying tired old avions in those days, the discards of older pilots) began to show signs of fatigue.
In a moment my spad was surrounded by a widening circle of round hats, German infantrymen's hats.
An American flies over to the aerodrome and begins to carry out the wildest acrobatics with his fast "spad" machine.
His landing-gear swished against stubble and he fought with all his strength of body and of will to keep the spad's tail down.
Tom was assigned to a speedy spad machine, one of great power and lightness into which he climbed.
The first place among fighters is now perhaps held by the spad.
There was one very fast and powerful spad which they often used together, taking turns at piloting it and acting as observer.
French biplane fighter of World War I, 1917, from French spad, from acronym of Societé pour Aviation et ses Dérivés.