Aviation pioneer Samuel Cody died in a crash today in 1913. Flight paid tribute to his greatness by publishing illustrations and "particulars" of the Cody Waterplane.
See how Flight appreciated Cody's efforts in an obituary. "He persevered, always with an abiding faith in himself--a faith which latter days showed to be fully justified--until, at last, success came his way.
"That he should have been thus cut off just when it looked as though he were to reap the full reward of his pluck and perseverance seems doubly hard, but it is often thus, and the only consolation his family and friends have in their loss is that he died as he would have wished--in the very act and fact of working for the furtherance of that great movement he loved."