Friday, October 30, 2009

John A McCurdy, Silver Dart, 1909, Nova Scotia

Imagine that you are in 1909, and taking this out for its maiden voyage... hoping all the nuts and bolts are tight, and that nothing was forgotten in the final assembly.

It was flown off the ice of Baddeck Bay Nova Scotia, on 23 February 1909, making it the first controlled powered flight in Canada.
The aircraft was piloted by one of its designers, John McCurdy, and built by the Aerial Experiment Association, formed under the guidance of Dr. Alexander Graham Bell.

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