First flight pilot Samuel Cody statue unveiled
A statue created in memory of the first person to pilot a powered and sustained flight in Britain has been unveiled near the airfield he flew from.
Samuel Franklin Cody took off from Farnborough Common in Hampshire in October 1908, for a flight which lasted a mere 30 seconds.
He died a century ago in a plane crash at the same site.
07 Aug 2013
- From the section Hampshire & Isle of Wight