Crossing The Channel In 1909 In An Airplane

Another post from the archives. What flying was just before WW1.

The Arts Mechanical

Ran into this wonderful pic.

It’s hard to realize what those crazy young men in their rather ludicrous flying machines would do.

http://www.wright-brothers.org/History_Wing/Wright_Story/Showing_the_World/Crossing_the_Channel/Crossing_the_Channel.htm

Of course, in four short years, the continent would blow up and flying became rather more serious very quickly.

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