The First Airplane Flight in Canada

The First Airplane Flight in Canada (HM1IKX)

Location: Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0 Victoria County
Country: Canada
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N 46° 6.199', W 60° 44.754'

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Le premier vol d'avion au Canada

On February 23, 1909, more than 100 people witnessed the first successful powered flight in Canada, as the Silver Dart lifted off the ice of Baddeck Bay and flew 800 metres. The biplane, piloted by J. A. D. McCurdy, reached a speed of 65 kilometres per hour and an altitude of about 9 metres before making a smooth landing. Designed and built by the Aerial Experiment Association, founded by Mabel and Alexander Graham Bell, the Silver Dart was the culmination of this group's pioneering aeronautical research. Their success heralded the age of aviation in Canada.
Le 23 février 1909 a lieu le premier vol motorisé au Canada. Sous les yeux de plus de 100 personnes, le Silver Dart décolle de la surface glacée de la baie de Baddeck et parcourt une distance de 800 mètres. Le biplan, piloté par J. A. D. McCurdy, atteint une vitesse de quelque 65 kilomètres à l'heure et une altitude d'environ neuf mètres avant de se poser en douceur. Conçu et construit par l'Aerial Experiment Association, le Silver Dart marque l'apogée des recherches aéronautiques d'avant-garde de ce groupe fondé par Mabel et Alexander Graham Bell. Ce succès ouvre l'ère de l'aviation canadienne.
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada
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Date Added Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 at 1:02am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)20T E 674213 N 5107996
Decimal Degrees46.10331667, -60.74590000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 6.199', W 60° 44.754'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 6' 11.94" N, 60° 44' 45.24" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 559 Chebucto St, Baddeck Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, CA
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