Beryl Markham (1902 1986), British-born Kenyan author, aviator, adventurer, and racehorse trainer. Photographed here, just after flying from Abingdon to Cape Breton Island. First woman to fly solo East-to-West across the Atlantic.
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Poster, Indias First Aerial Pageant
Poster, Captain C. D. Barnard presents India's First Aerial Pageant, with passenger flights in the famous monoplane Spider, parachute descents, daring acrobatics by famous pilots, and bombing displays. Showing three aircraft and a parachute above an airfield, with a circular photograph of Barnard in the cockpit.
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Fiedler 1910 Eindecker
Fiedler 1910 Eindecker powered by a 50 PS Daimler engine. (PS= Pferd starke - a German equivalent of horsepower) Paul Fiedler was one of Austrias early aviation pioneers, designing and building his own aircraft. This aircraft was modified and improved throughout 1910 and 1911, with this photo probably around late 1910 / early 1911. Earier iterations had been powered by a fan Type engine, like an Anzani. With an early version, Paul Fiedler made two short flights in this machine on 10 July 1910, during the first Wiener Neustadt meeting, one of 15.2 seconds and one of 4 seconds. Date: circa 1911
© The Peter Butt Aviation Collection / Mary Evans