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Cacophonix
21st Apr 2014, 10:59
(Warning aviation themed content, those of a sensitive disposition should look away)...

What a fantastic tale. This man should have been rewarded for his insouciance... ;)

When the pioneer pilot found himself test flying an aircraft in the skies near to the Kaiser’s yacht, he could not resist the temptation to swoop down and “buzz” it, despite orders for all aircraft to stay out of the area. Not only that, he then ascended at full throttle to fly over a passing Zeppelin.

According to Gordon England: “Schroeter remarked: ‘Isn’t it a pity that we
will not be able to see the wonderful display of the Kaiser’s yacht sailing
forth through the lock gates of the canal, at which instance the whole of the
combined fleets are to fire a Royal Salute?’ I remarked: ‘Isn’t it a pity that
I do not understand a word of German ...’”

Self taught... buzzing Kaisers, flying must have been superb in those carefree days...

How British pilot 'buzzed' the Kaiser - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-one/10776318/How-British-pilot-buzzed-the-Kaiser.html)

Straight out of "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines"....

Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines Trailer [HD] - YouTube

Caco

Trossie
21st Apr 2014, 16:55
The best aviation film ever...!

bugg smasher
21st Apr 2014, 21:50
Apropos, the entire British Pathe library has been recently uploaded to YouTube, have already spent many hours enthralled;

https://m.youtube.com/user/britishpathe

cumulusrider
21st Apr 2014, 22:29
Interesting link. On the pathe you tube site is the first man powered flight in the uk flown by Derek Piggott.
He also flew several of the Planes in "Those magnificent men in their flying machines" also on this thread