Friday, February 6, 2015

Flying at Hendon

W.G.V. Balchin (Consultant Editor).  The Country Life Book of the Living History of England.  Country Life Books, 1981.
Claude Grahame-White was an early British aviator, the first to make a night flight in 1910.  The same year, he flew his Farman biplane over Washington and landed on Executive Avenue near the White House.  Try doing that today.  In 1911, he established a flying school at Hendon Aerodrome.  Among his many other accomplishments, in 1912 he gave H.G. Wells his first flight. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he lived to the ripe old age of 80.

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