Samuel Franklin Cody statue
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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
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