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Cayley -flights - movies - 2003

The 150th anniversary of the first manned flight was celebrated by this flight on Brompton Dale in the summer of 2003.


The light alloy tube replica built by BAE Systems had a conventional elevator and rudder controls, but the same form of wing surface as the 1853 'New Flyer'.