Two Army Pilots Killed In Great Britain
Although the Wright Brothers first flew an airplane in 1903, the event was barely reported and it wasn’t until some very public demonstrations by the Wrights in France in 1908 that Flight was taken as a practical reality. Still, the governments of the world were hesitant and wanted to see the technology develop before they committed to this new innovation. The US Army became the first military organization to purchase a plane in July 1909. They had established the Areonautical Divison of the US Siganl Corp in 1907. The Royal Flying Corps established in Great Britain in May, 1912. Pilots would train and take flights taking off from Salisbury.