French Seaplane Takes Flight

The first seaplane designed by Frenchman Henri Fabre launched on March 28, 1910 from Martigues near Marseilles, France. The following year a practical seaplane was designed and piloted by American aviator Glenn Hammond Curtiss.

      March 28th 1910
      Henri Fabre
      Marseilles, France

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