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RAC8 First Flight

FILES

RAC8 First Flight.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

RAC8 First Flight

Description

The first flight of an aeroplane in the Roanoke Valley occurred at the Great Roanoke Fair, when aviator Eugene Ely flew his Curtiss Pusher biplane from a hill in South Roanoke. Ely flew across the Roanoke River and circled the fairgrounds, where he landed, having made a half-mile flight.

Date

22 September 1910

Contributor

Courtesy of Nelson Harris

Identifier

RAC8

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Original Format

Digital tiff

Citation

“RAC8 First Flight,” Virginia Room Digital Collection, accessed December 5, 2021, http://www.virginiaroom.org/digital/document/RAC8.