Just a spotter
22nd Apr 2012, 09:20
From RTÉ, 20th April 2012
Six One News: 100 years since first crossing of Irish Sea by plane - RT News Player (http://www.rte.ie/news/av/2012/0420/media-3263595.html#)
Displays and functions about this at the weekend in Fishgaurd.
22nd Apr 2012, 22:04
Denys Corbett-Wilson was indeed the first to make the crossing without getting his feet wet.
However, on September 11th 1910, the well known actor Robert Lorraine left Holyhead for Ireland in a Farman biplane, but ditched in the sea just off Howth Head and swam the last couple of hundred metres to the shore - technically an uncompleted crossing by air but he did get across. His engine cut out six times during the flight!