ⓘ Avia BH-5

                                     

ⓘ Avia BH-5

The Avia BH-5 was a two-seat sport aircraft built in Czechoslovakia in 1923. It was based on the firms experience with the BH-1 and shared that aircrafts basic design: a low-wing, braced monoplane. It received the nickname "Boska" due to its registration, L-BOSA, an appellation that was later transferred to the various Avia aircraft derived from this design. The BH-5 was flown competitively by Zdenek Lhota at the Belgian Touring Aircraft Contest in Brussels in 1923, and won both the overall prize for the event and the King of Belgium Prize. The same year, it won the first prize in its class in the Czechoslovak President of the Republic Competition.

On June 1, 2007, a copy of the OK-LS reason Marcel Sezemsky and members of Letka Historicka Republic ceskoslovenske, completed its first flight from Mlada Boleslav in the Czech Republic. The engine used is an original 1923 Walter NZ 60 five-cylinder unit.