Saturday, April 16, 2011

Centenary of Powered Flight in Hong Kong

On March 18, 1911, the Belgian flying pioneer Charles Van Der Born launched the first powered flight in hong Kong at Sha Tin, the New Territotries in a Farman biplane, indicating the beginning of Hong Kong's aviation history.  The stamp on the right captures the lift-off of the Farman biplane, witnessed by people watching from tidal flats and the one on the left represents a replica of the Farman biplane on display at the Passenger Terminal of the Hong Kong International Airport.

Special thanks to Trudy for this wonderful FDC!  (=

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