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Handmade Planes

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The State of Aviation

Frank EllisAlthough there were many advances in the development of the aircraft before the First World War, most progress in the west came as a result of individuals who hand-built their own aircraft with few resources. Often, they experimented just enough to satisfy their own curiosity and fly a few flights before abandoning the process.

A laminated lithograph titled "Burgess-Dunne" and the caption is " Canada's first military aircraft, flown by Clifford Webster - September 1914. Read More...


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