Baddeck in Victoria County, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces
First Aeroplane Flight
In the British Empire.
The work of the Aerial Experiment Association which resulted in the first aeroplane flight within the British Empire made by J.A.D. McCurdy at Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909. The Aerial Experiment Association was founded at Baddeck by Dr. Alexander Graham Bell. The other members were: F.W. Baldwin, whose first successful flight was made at Hammondsport, N.Y. on March 12, 1908; Glen H. Curtiss, J.A.D. McCurdy, Thomas E. Selfridger. Their contributions to the advancement of aeronautical science are gratefully acknowledged.
Erected 1934 by Canadian Flying Clubs Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1895.
Location. 46° 6.019′ N, 60° 45.066′ W. Marker is in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, in Victoria County. Marker is on Chebucto Street (Nova Scotia Route 205) close to Prince Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 462 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. William Kidston (within shouting distance of this marker); Home and School MovementHistory of Baddeck (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Canada's Hundred Days and Armistice 1918 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Women, the War Effort and Winning the Right to Vote (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Park (approx. half a kilometer away); First Flight by a British Subject in the British Empire (approx. half a kilometer away); The First Airplane Flight in Canada (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baddeck.
More about this marker. This marker is located in front of the Victoria County Courthouse.
Also see . . . AEA Silver Dart - Wikipedia. The Silver Dart (or Aerodrome #4) was a derivative of an early aircraft built by a Canadian/U.S. team, which after many successful flights in Hammondsport, New York, earlier in 1909, was dismantled and shipped to Baddeck, Nova Scotia. It was flown off the ice of Baddeck Bay, a sub-basin of Bras d'Or Lake, on 23 February 1909, making it the first controlled powered flight in Canada. The aircraft was piloted by one of its designers, John McCurdy. (Submitted on December 30, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 30, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 30, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.