[Edwin] Alliott Verdon-Roe

[Edwin] Alliott Verdon-Roe (Sir)
Birth and death
1877 - 1958
Profession details
Aircraft Designer, Manufacturer
Related place
Alistair Grant
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Sir (Edwin) Alliott Verdon-Roe (1877-1958) aircraft designer and manufacturer. From 1907 (just four years after the Wright brothers first flight) he pioneered his experimental flying machines at Brooklands. He made a few successful short flights, the first time a British-designed, British-built aeroplane had left the ground under its own power, piloted by the designer and constructor.

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