Great Pioneers of Aviation

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Category
Quizzes, Talks and Open Days
Date
2018-06-29
Venue
East Boldre Village Hall - Main Road, East Boldre, Brockenhurst, SO42 7WD
Telephone
01590626368
Email
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Contact Person
Stephen Antczak
First Line of Venue Address
Main Road
Town
East Boldre
Postcode
SO42 7WD

2 talks about early Aviation History at East Boldre Village Hall

Friday 29 June at 18.30 

The Silver Dart

The Silver Dart, flown by JAD McCurdy in 1909, was the first flight of the British Empire, taking place from a frozen lake near his associate Alexander Graham Bell's Estate in Nova Scotia, Canada. McCurdy's grandson, the Hon Col Gerald PJ Haddon will be talking about these, his grandfather's experiences, while on a flying visit from Canada to East Boldre.

Charles Rolls and his many achievements

Hot on the wings of the Silver Dart, Charles Rolls (of Rolls Royce fame) was flying early aircraft in England and, along with McArdle and Drexel, who set up one of the first flying schools in East Boldre, took part in Britain's first interational aviation meeting. Stephen Robson, Chair of the New Forest Aviation Group and Charles Rolls Memorial Trust, will talk about these amazing acheivements and the part which Charle Rolls' played in them.

(The Turfcutters Arms just down the road would be delighted to welcome you for a drink and chat after the talks!)

 
 

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  • 2018-06-29

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