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First Flight by a British Subject in the British Empire

Le premier vol effectué dans l'Empire britannique par un sujet britannique

 

— 1909-1959 —

 
First Flight by a British Subject in the British Empire Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 22, 2019
1. First Flight by a British Subject in the British Empire Marker
Inscription.  
English:
In honor of the
Aerial Experiment Association
consisting of
Alexander Graham Bell
F. W. Baldwin
Glenn H. Curtiss
J. A. D. McCurdy
Thomas E. Selfridge
and of the Silver Dart which they
designed and built

On the 23rd of February, 1909, the Silver Dart
piloted by J. A. D. McCurdy, flew from the ice
of Baddeck Bay, thereby making
The First Flight by a British
Subject in the British Empire


Erected on the occasion of
the Fiftieth Anniversary
by the Canadian Aeronautical Institute

rebuilt by Parks Canada in 1978
in consultation with
the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute,
formerly the Canadian Aeronautical Institute.


Français:
En l'honneur de
L’Aerial Experiment Association
composé de
Alexander Graham Bell
F. W. Baldwin
Glenn H. Curtiss
J. A. D. McCurdy
Thomas E. Selfridge
et du Silver Dart
qu’ ils conçurent et construisirent

Le 23 février 1909, le Silver Dart
piloté
Le premier vol effectué dans l'Empire britannique par un sujet britannique (<i>French panel</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 22, 2019
2. Le premier vol effectué dans l'Empire britannique par un sujet britannique (French panel)
par J. A. D. McCurdy
décolla de la glace de la Baie de Baddeck Bay;
ce fut la
Le premier vol effectué dans l'Empire
britannique par un sujet britannique


Monument érigé à l'occasion du
cinquantième anniversaire de ce vol
par l'Institut aéronautique du canada

Monument reconstruit par Parcs Canada
en 1978 en consultation avec
l'Institut aéronautique et spatial du Canada,
anciennement l'Institut aéronautique du Canada

 
Erected 1959 by Canadian Aeronautical Institute, Parks Canada.
 
Location. 46° 6.212′ N, 60° 44.771′ W. Marker is in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, in Victoria County. Marker can be reached from Chebucto Street (Nova Scotia Route 205) 0.2 kilometers east of Jones Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located along the walkway in the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, overlooking the "Silver Dart" commemorative monument. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 559 Chebucto Street, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Airplane Flight in Canada (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander Graham Bell (within shouting distance
The "Silver Dart" (<i>marker center panel</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 22, 2019
3. The "Silver Dart" (marker center panel)
of this marker); Women, the War Effort and Winning the Right to Vote (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Canada's Hundred Days and Armistice 1918 (about 90 meters away); First Aeroplane Flight (approx. half a kilometer away); William Kidston (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); History of Baddeck (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baddeck.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The First Airplane Flight in Canada
 
Also see . . .  First flight in British Commonwealth, Feb. 23 1909. Inventor Alexander Graham Bell was a driving force behind the first powered flight of a heavier-than-air plane in the British Commonwealth. On that cold winter morning on the frozen surface of Bras D’Or Lake at Baddeck on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, a flimsy apparatus lifted off the ice and flew for about half a kilometre before making a smooth landing further down the shore. The craft was the creation of Bell’s “Aerial Experiment Association”, a small group of enthusiasts devoted to creating a viable aircraft. Called the “Silver Dart”, the plane was made of a mixture of steel tubes, bamboo, wires, wood, rubberized and graphite impregnated
First Flight by a British Subject Marker<br>(<i>top view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 22, 2019
4. First Flight by a British Subject Marker
(top view)
silk balloon cloth, and friction tape. (Submitted on September 20, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
First Flight by a British Subject Marker<br>(<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 22, 2019
5. First Flight by a British Subject Marker
(wide view)
The "Silver Dart" Monument image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 22, 2019
6. The "Silver Dart" Monument
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 20, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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