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The Cody Statue Project Book of Bricks

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Catalogue No. FAST-BK-03

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A FAST Exclusive.

 

The first sustained powered flight by a heavier than air machine in the UK took place at Farnborough, Hampshire, on 16th October, 1908. The aircraft, known as British Army Aeroplane No. 1A, was constructed and flown by Samuel Franklin Cody.

 

On 7th August 1913, Samuel Franklin Cody was killed. In what should have been a pleasure flight over Bramshot golf course, his aircraft broke up killing Cody and his unfortunate passenger. Probably as a result of a structural failure, the aircraft swerved violently, and both men fell out of the aircraft. The wreckage fell onto Ball Hill, an area within what subsequently became the Royal Aircraft Establishment and now known as the Cody Technology Park.

 

On the Centenary if his death, Farnborough Air Sciences Trust unveiled a statue of Cody as a memorial to Britain's colourful pioneer airman. To help raise funds for the project, the area around the statue was covered with engraved paving bricks bought to commemorate a family member, friend or other person who has a connection with Farnborough, the RAE or aviation in general. Each brick has a fascinating story behind it, and this book is a compilation of some of those wonderful stories, submitted by the purchaser.

 

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