Original 1910 Real Photo Post Card: Claude Grahame-White (autographed). A rare piece of early aviation history - an original, autographed real photo post card of famed British aviator, Claude Grahame-White (8/21/1879 - 8/19/1959). Grahame-White's interest in aviation was sparked by Louis Blériot's crossing of the English Channel in 1909.
This prompted him to go to France, where he attended the Reims aviation meeting, at which he met Blériot and subsequently enrolled at his flying school. Grahame-White was one of the first people to qualify as pilot in England, becoming the holder of Royal Aero Club certificate No. 6, awarded in April 1910. Although Paulhan won the prize, Grahame White's achievement was widely praised. In the same year he won the Gordon Bennett Aviation Cup race in Belmont Park, Long Island, New York, for which he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Aero Club.On 14 October 1910 while in Washington, D. Grahame-White flew his Farman biplane over the city and landed on West Executive Avenue near the White House. Rather than being arrested Grahame-White was applauded for the feat by the newspapers.
He is known for activities related to the commercialisation of aviation, and he was also involved in promoting the military application of air power before the First World War with a campaign called "Wake Up Britain", also experimenting with fitting various weapons and bombs to aircraft. During the war itself he flew the first night patrol mission against an expected German raid on 5 September 1914. In 1911 he established a flying school at Hendon Aerodrome. In 1912 Grahame-White gave H. The Aerodrome was lent to the Admiralty (1916), and eventually taken over by the RAF in 1919.
After this he lost his interest in aviation, eventually moving to Nice in his old age, where he died in 1959 having made a fortune in property development in the UK and US. Guarantee: We make every effort to describe our items as comprehensively and accurately as possible. Tracking is not available on international orders. Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting.
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