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Brabazon Mk I Flying Over Farnborough Airfield

Brabazon Mk I Flying Over Farnborough Airfield

G3089  Port side three-quarter view of the Bristol made Brabazon Mk 1. With a wing span of 230 feet, and a length of 177 feet it was the largest airliner ever to be conceived anywhere in the world, at that time. Seen here flying over Farnborough Airfield. The tree in the foreground has a famous significance. So named the Cody Tree, because it is believed that the famous early aviator Colonel Samuel Franklin Cody, used to tie his aeroplane to it while he tested its engine power. Colonel Cody was the first man to in the United Kingdom to make sustained powered flight on the 16th October 1908 on Farnborough Common. The tree has been replaced by an aluminium replica, produced by the apprentices of the Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE). The original tree has been moved to the North side of the airfield.
Publisher
Contributor George Rollo Collection
Creator corporatename, ; ,
Date creation, Circa 1949; ,
Type Photographic prints, Black and White Photograph; ,
Format dimension.W, 226 mm; dimension.H, 165 mm; , ; ,
Identifier T167/1143 George Rollo Collection 81
Source George Rollo
Language EN
Relation , ; , ; , ; ,
Coverage Location.Creation Site, Filton; , ; , ; ,
Rights Bristol Aeroplane Company/Rolls-Royce
File created 4:2:1, 17/5/2004