Flight’s first cover – 100 years ago

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Flight published its very first issue on 2nd January 1909, 100 years ago today.

It was a new weekly aviation magazine, simply but appropriately named Flight.

That first issue reported the exciting news that “England” could now boast that two of its citizens had now taken to the air, with the headline: “A second Englishman flies” – British aviation pioneer Mr J T C Moore-Brabazon on his Voisin biplane in France the previous month.

Flight International has published a special centernary issue to celebrate this historic birthday.

We’ve also produced a feature-length look back at The Flight Century tracking the momentous developments that took us where we are today.


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