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Sir George Cayley's coachman

Sir George Cayley's coachman was the world's first aeroplane pilot. In late June or early July, 1853, he flew a glider designed and built by his employer for 200 metres across Brompton Dale[?], near Scarborough in Yorkshire. It is said that his first action after landing safely was to quit his job, telling Sir George "I was hired to drive, not to fly!"

Nothing more is known about him, not even his name.

See: Sir George Cayley



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