Samuel Franklin Cody

July 16, 2008 - 4:31am

The first airplane to make a powered, controlled and sustained flight in Britain took place at Farnborough on October 16, 1908, continuing a tradition that had already made the airfield a center of aviation excellence. To celebrate that event, a full-size replica of Samuel Franklin Cody’s British army airplane Number 1A is making its first public appearance here.

July 3, 2008 - 5:44am

For those who just don’t want the airshow ever to end, there is the official Farnborough 2008 DVD, which is being filmed here all week by LifeTV Media. With multiple camera angles (including in-cockpit cameras), the DVD offers comprehensive coverage of the daily flying displays as well as special features on topics such as the Centenary of British Flight and interviews with pilots.