When Did the First Aeroplane Fly in the UK?

When Did the First Aeroplane Fly in the UK?

The British Army Aeroplane No. 1 or Cody 1 debuted on October 16, 1908, taking off from Farnborough airfield near Aldershot, England, with French-born Lieutenant Colonel Thomas E Selfridge as the first passenger. It lasted for about one minute and covered a distance of approximately 200 yards (183 metres).   Cody 1 was designed by American … Read More

The Key Milestones in the History of Aviation

The Key Milestones in the History of Aviation

Boldly go where few have gone before. This statement inspired the aviation industry and has been a rallying cry for pilots ever since. The history of aviation is full of milestones, some of which are more significant than others.  This article concerns aviation history and how it changed the world. It includes articles about the … Read More