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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 6th October, 1908: Wilbur Wright topped a series of record-breaking flights today by staying aloft more than an hour with a passenger and won himself a $100,000 patent rights deal with a French group … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 1st October, 1926: Aviation history was made today when veteran long-distance pilot Alan Cobham landed his sea plane on Thames at Westminster to complete his record 28,000-mile round-trip to Australia. Thousands packed both banks … Continue reading

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