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Harry Ferguson’s Great Flying Challenge on BBC featuring Lisburn Museum

‘The Great Flying Challenge’

BBC One Northern Ireland’s new show, ‘The Great Flying Challenge’, follows Dick Strawbridge as he attempts to re-create local man Harry Ferguson’s monoplane. The Ferguson monoplane was the first Irish heavier-than-air craft to fly. The monoplane was designed by Harry, and built in Belfast.  He made his first flight in December 1909.

The BBC spent a morning in the museum discussing the possible use of aerolinen to cover the plane.

For more information on the show visit the BBC.

Explore aerolinen and the First World War in our Somme exhibition.


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