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Offline Paul Lange

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First Flight Park - 2700 Mercedes Ave, Fort Worth Texas
« on: June 25, 2018, 01:09:17 pm »
Gents, did you know Lanny Parcell of "Cowtown Aerocrafters" built and provided the full size replica of the Bleriot XI which is displayed at:
Location: First Flight Park - 2700 Mercedes Ave, Fort Worth Texas
https://www.mapquest.com/us/texas/first-flight-park-375252615

First Flight Park - Fort Worth Texas first powered flight:

In 1911, a daring Frenchman by the name of Roland Garros braved Texas’s typical windy weather to demonstrate the Wright Brothers new invention for Fort Worthians. The demonstration may have only lasted minutes, however, the event has had a lasting impact on the city’s strong bond with the field of aviation. Modern day visitors can see the site of Garros’s historic flight in the recently dedicated First Flight Park. Close to Montgomery Plaza at 2700 Mercedes Avenue, the park features a gravity-defying statue of Garros’s aircraft, the Bleriot XL. Aviation enthusiasts can still visit the historic site and marker, which explains the story of Fort Worth’s first powered flight.

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article5647590.html


Paul H Lange
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