• Question: did you ever fly the first aircraft that you created and did you create the first aircraft.

    Asked by anon-195090 to Sir Geoffrey de Havilland on 4 Dec 2018.
    • Photo: Sir Geoffrey de Havilland

      Sir Geoffrey de Havilland answered on 4 Dec 2018:

      I can’t claim to have created the first ever aircraft, that would be the Wright brothers.

      However they inspired me to build my own aircraft, which I built with money from my Grandfather.

      It took me two years to build and then I accidentally crashed it during it’s first very short flight near Litchfield, Hampshire.