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England's first air show

LONDON, March 19, 1909 (UP) - The first aeroplane show ever held in England opened Friday at Olympia, under auspices of the British Aero club.

Fourteen full-sized flying machines are exhibited, as well as several models illustrating the immense strides which recently have been made in aerial flight.

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The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, are not exhibiting their aeroplane, although they have one of their machines in London. They are too busy between Pau and Rome, but Wilbur hopes to spare one day to visit London before the show closes, March 27. He will then receive the Aero club's gold medal.

There are three airships of the balloon type, one of which is the Wellman airship, in which the American explorer attempted to reach the north pole two years ago.

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