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Did you know that the first fixed-wing flight in aviation history took place in Brompton, North Yorkshire? The inventor Sir George Cayley designed and built gliders with lift-generating wing-profiles and had the sense to get his servants to fly them. The first flight made in one of his aircraft was in 1849, the biplane manned by a 10-year-old boy sadly anonymous; likewise the flight across Brompton Dale in his monoplane in 1853, thought to have been piloted by his coachman or butler.

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