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Stanford on Avon - by Sean Fairhurst ©

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Stanford on Avon

Pioneering aviator and inventor Percy Pilcher (16/01/1867 - 02/08/1899) at the forefront of experimenting in human flight, died tragically when his unpowered glider crashed not long after take off from Stanford-on-Avon. A memorial plinth in recognition of this very early attempt and first aviation casualty, can be seen in a field not far from the village. It is also worthy of note that he had already assembled and ready for test, a motorised plane which, had he attained lift off would have preceded and stolen Orville and Wright's record.
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Photographer: © Sean Fairhurst (Gallery)(26th May 2024)

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Camera Make: HUAWEI Model: ELS-NX9
Exposure Program: Program, Focal length: 6.71 mm, Aperture: f 1.9, ISO: 125, Exposure time: 20000000/1000000000 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: November 26, 2023, 3:48 pm
ImageID:1224665, Image size: 4096 x 1864 pixels

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