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Albert Kimmerling makes the first power-driven flight in South Africa - East London, 28 December 1909

Dawn of Flight Timeline

Flown by Orville, the Wright Brothers' Flyer I, 1903, flew 120 ft in 12 seconds at a speed of 6.8 mph.

A captured Halberstadt D.I or D.II on display at the Lord Mayor's Show in London, 9 November 1917.

Nahoon River

Albert Kimmerling, first plane in Africa. East London, South Africa, on 28 December 1909 in a Voisin biplane he took the first flight . He is the face on left side of picture, with his mechanic in the middle of picture.

Horten IV flying wing glider, restored and on display at the Deutsches Museum Flugwerft