On This Day in Aviation History: First Plane to Fly One Mile

On this day (30 October), the first plane to fly over one mile was flown by John Theodore Cuthbert Moore-Brabazon. The plane flown was a Short Biplane No. 2.

At the Royal Aero Club flying field at Shellbeach, Isle of Sheppey (on the northern coast of Kent, in the Thames Estuary), Moore-Brabazon took off, turned around a post that had been set at a distance of one-half mile (0.804 kilometers), and returned to land next to the airplane’s launching rail.

Later in 1910, the Royal Aero Club began issuing pilots certificates, and the first one went to none other than Mr. Moore-Brabazon.

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A picture of his certificate in the RAF museum

A picture of him flying on the beach

I hope you enjoyed this edition of This Day in Aviation History, and I’ll see you around!

Good Day,
SouthernDude

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Aviation History. Seems interesting. Very well put out!

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Thank you! I appreciate it.

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I love aviation history! Thanks for sharing!

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And thank you for reading! I’ll be doing this every day. Or at least I’ll try.

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Hmm interesting to know. You learn something new everyday!

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It’s amazing that in such a short time we have gone from this to ultra long haul

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