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Loraine's amazing feats as a pioneer of aviation

from Wirral News

On Bank Holiday Monday, Aug. 1, 1910, a Farman biplane, flown by 34-year-old Robert Loraine, electrified the holiday crowds, when it suddenly appeared at about 4:15 p.m., flying towards New Brighton Tower, writes Colin Schroeder. Loraine, who was born in Wallasey on Jan. 14, 1876, was a famous actor manager of the time. He saw himself as a pioneer of aviation, but in order not to appear to be using his flying exploits to further his theatrical career, he used the name of Robert Jones whilst flying. more


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