Baddeck in Victoria County, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
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.
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) just from Prince Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 462 Chebucto Street, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Kidston (within shouting distance of this marker); Home and School Movement (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); History of Baddeck (approx. 0.4 Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Park (approx. half a kilometer away); The First Airplane Flight in Canada (approx. half a kilometer away); Alexander Graham Bell (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Reverend Norman McLeod (approx. 16.8 kilometers away).
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 San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 30, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.