The Silver Dart was the next machine produced by
the Association and was ready to test on 6 December 1908 at
Hammondsport, New York. Alexander Graham Bell had the Silver Dart taken to Baddeck to continue the flying
experiments. On 23 February 1909, the Silver Dart
became the first aircraft to fly in Canada, with pilot McCurdy
recognized as the first British subject to complete a controlled
flight in the British Commonwealth. The group had achieved their
goal of demonstrating controlled flight, and the Aerial
Experiment Association was dissolved on 31 March 1909.
||Picture taken November, 1966 for the
Alberta Aviation Council's Convention at the Airport
Inn, Edmonton Municipal Airport. The aircraft is the
"Silver Dart" replica.