Site of the first seaplane flight

Site of the first seaplane flight


Martigues, France (FR)
The Fabre Hydravion or Le Canard (French: "The Duck") was a French experimental seaplane designed by Henri Fabre, and the first seaplane in history to take off from water under its own power.

It successfully took-off and flew on March 28, 1910, at Martigues, France for a distance of 457 m (1500 ft) over the water. Apart from the achievement of being the first seaplane in history, Fabre had no flying experience before that day.
The Fabre Hydravion or Le Canard (French: "The Duck") was a French experimental seaplane designed by Henri Fabre, and the first seaplane in history to take off from water under its own power.

It successfully took-off and flew on March 28, 1910, at Martigues, France for a distance of 457 m (1500 ft) over the water. Apart from the achievement of being the first seaplane in history, Fabre had no flying experience before that day.
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By: kjfitz

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