August 24, 1910 in the sky: A historic flight to Bordeaux

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Aviation History – August 24, 1910. It was in the sky of the city of Bordeaux that a magnificent spectacle took place on this Wednesday, August 24, 1910: indeed, on this day, an unprecedented event took place in the evening, namely the whole first overflight of the town by an airplane. What had never before been seen by the people of Bordeaux and the daily press will therefore not fail to echo it.

It was the aviators Ruchonnet and Daudret who were behind this performance, flying in particular above the Place des Quinconces and not far from the Girondins column, under the gaze of many inhabitants, after taking off from the aerodrome. de Beau-Désert at the controls of an Antoinette monoplane aeroplane.

A small air raid of forty minutes carried out in far from obvious weather conditions, the violent wind having invited itself and complicating the flight of the two men, not to mention the overcast sky… But it does not matter, they will still manage to carry out their journey will end before the stroke of 8 p.m., when they will land.

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