Lord Brabazon of Tara
Lord Brabazon of Tara and English Gentleman Flier
November 22, 1961

Using the Google search engine on "John Moore-Brabazon", (1-5-06), you will find about 212 links.
J.T.C (John Theodore Cuthbert) Moore-Brabazon
     A good entry point to the subject is the article on Russell Naughton's "the Pioneers: an Anthology" website. You can access it by clicking on the title above.
Royal Aero Club
     .This website, which features the history of the Royal Aero Club, offers biographies and photos of many of the founders, including John Moore-Brabazon. You may access the site by clicking on the title above.

Lord Brabazon of Tara
     This page, on the wonderful Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines website, offers a concise biography of John Moore-Brabazon, illustrated with a nice portrait of him as a young man. You can access the page by clicking on the title above. If time permits, I recommend that you take advantage of the many other features on the website.

  Lord Brabazon of Tara was born in England, February 8, 1884 and died in London, May 17, 1964. He first soloed in a French Voisin biplane at Issy-les-Montineaux, Paris, France, in November, 1908.
     French F.A.I. brevet #40 was issued to him under the name of Brabazon Moore, on March 8, 1910, before he became a member of the House of Lords in England. British F.A.I. Airplane Pilot's Certificate Number 1 was issued to him by the Royal Aero Club, making him the first person to be licensed in Great Britain as an Airplane Pilot.
     In 1909 he made the first live cargo flight by airplane, by tying a waste-paper basket to a wing-strut of his Voisin airplane. Then, using it as a "cargo hold", he airlifted one small pig.
     In October of that year Mr. Moore Brabazon won the first all-British competition of L1000 offered by the Daily Mail for the first machine to fly a circular mile course. His aeroplane was fitted with a 60-horse-power Green aero engine. In the same year M. Michelin offered L1000 for a long-distance flight in all-British aviation; this prize was also won by Mr. Brabazon, who made a flight of 17 miles.
     Charles Rolls and Lord Brabazon of Tara made an ascension in the first spherical balloon made in England, which was built by the Short Brothers.
     In the First World War, he took a leading roll in the developement of aerial photography.
From The Early Birds of Aviation CHIRP, December, 1964, Number 71
Lord Brabazon of Tara died in 1964
From The Early Birds of Aviation ROSTER, 1996
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