Wednesday 19 January 2011

100 Years Of Naval Aviation

Naval aviation was invented one hundred years ago, on January 18, 1911, when a 24 year-old barnstormer pilot named Eugene B. Ely completed the world's first successful landing on a ship.

It happened in San Francisco Bay, aboard the cruiser USS Pennsylvania, which had a temporary, 133-foot wooden landing strip built above her afterdeck and gun turret as part of the experiment.

1 comment(s):

Motoare Electrice said...

We salute those brave men in their flying machines!