November 2, 2012

Hubert Latham

Sometimes, when you attempt to become the first person to cross the English Channel in a plane, you instead become the first person to land a plane on a body of water. Both of these can be successes.

 Over the English Channel 
 1909 
from MetroPostcard

5 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

What an incredible photograph!

downtown guy said...

Can you imagine being there?

May said...

That is a wonderful and true thought. This made me think of Lincoln Beachey. Have you ever looked him up?

downtown guy said...

No, but I just did. Master Birdman indeed.

May said...

Only I can loop the loop!