|Canada's First Heavier Than Air Flight
Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada, February 23, 1909, John McCurdy flying in the Aerial Experiment Association Silver Dart was the first to have successfully fly an aircraft and in controlled flight.
The flight was flown off the ice at Baddeck, Nova Scotia. He managed to fly 40 feet over the Bras d'Or lake at Baddeck Bay. The Silver Dart was an experimental aircraft, an attempt was made to sell the aircraft to the Canadian Army. However, for various reasons this was unsuccessful.
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