English Aviator Flies Under Bridges In London
Francis K McClean was born in February 1876 and educated at Charterhouse School and the Royal Indian Engineering College at Cooper’s Hill. He worked as a civil engineer in the Indian Public Works Department from 1898 to 1902 but left to concentrate on aviation. His first flying experience was in 1907 in a balloon race in Berlin an
On August 10, 1912 Francis K McClean becomes the first pilot in Great Britain to fly under bridges spanning the Thames River when he took off from Harty Ferry, Eastchurch in a seaplane of his own design.
Francis K McClean biography from Early Aviators :http://earlyaviators.com/emcclea1.htm