Tuesday, 17 April 2012

The Harriet Quimby Centenary Project

Brought to my attention today is this fantastic project to commemorate Harriet Quimby, who on 16th April 1912 flew across the English Channel from Dover to France in a Bleriot monoplane, the first female pilot to do so. Although Louis Bleriot had done it two years before, flying across the English Channel was still a great achievement, and was a groundbreaking achievement in the world of female aviation. Unfortunately, as mentioned in the video, the sinking of the Titanic overshadowed this event. 100 years on there are plans to unveil a very well designed memorial to Harriet Quimby.

There is also a website under deevlopment for the project http://www.hqcp.org.uk/

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