Global Aviator|July 2020
How many realise that the first man to land an aircraft on an aircraft carrier, a feat that at the time was near impossible, and which even now takes supreme skill, nerves of steel and is reserved for the ‘best of the best’ pilots, was a South African?
Edwin Dunning was born in South Africa in 1892 and was educated at Royal Navy Colleagues in the United Kingdom. A skilled pilot who enjoyed pioneering aviation, he rose to the rank of Squadron Commander in the Navy’s Air Service. During WW I the Navy wanted to operate aircraft from fighting ships. Getting them off the deck was relatively easy.
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