Continuing on where we left off yesterday, this is a model of the first hot air balloon invented by the Montgolfier brothers.
This engine has significance in Canadian history: this was the engine of the Silver Dart, the first aircraft to make a sustained flight in Canada.
A reproduction of the original Silver Dart is positioned overhead.
As more and more people got into the design and building of aircraft, it became an industry in its own right.
This is the Bleriot XI, a French design monoplane first put into the air in 1908.
This is the Maurice Farman S.11 Shorthorn, first developed by 1913. This kind of plane saw some use in the First World War, but was slower than the fighters that were developing as the war progressed
The First World War would be transformative for air planes, with designs being refined and tactics being invented on the spur of the moment by pilots on both sides.
Fascinating. I would never be so brave. Thanks to them we now fly everywhere (soon again).ReplyDelete
They seem a long way off from what we have now.Delete
The balloon looks gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Love the balloon. What a fascinating exhibition.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed it a lot.Delete
There is so much about Canadian history that is unknown to many I am sure.ReplyDelete
Gostei de ver estas fotografias.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
...flight was and still is an amazing discovery.ReplyDelete
Very nice, it's hard to imagine these machines could fly.ReplyDelete
And yet they did.Delete
Wonderful exhibit on the various flying machines. I love the balloon. Take care, enjoy your day!ReplyDelete
How interesting to see the engine of the Silver Dart.ReplyDelete
Good that it was saved.Delete
The aircrafts have come a long way...ReplyDelete
They really have.Delete
I would enjoy this museum a lot.ReplyDelete
It is a fine museum.Delete
I especially like the balloon.ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
It's quite photogenic.Delete
Love the hot air balloon, beautiful.ReplyDelete
The hot air balloon does capture the eye ~ great exhibit and photos ~ReplyDelete
Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
Marvelous exhibit! Thank you William!ReplyDelete
Some very invented people were responsible for those, definitely an important part of history.ReplyDelete
It took nerve to fly one of those.ReplyDelete