Happy Birthday Allan

© Wayne Brasch

Happy Birthday Allan

Uploaded: October 22, 2004

Description

Have a wonderful day, our thoughts are with you & your family Allan. I know you love planes so thought you’d like this image. It’s of a replica of Richard Pearce’s plane taken on 01/01/04 at the Museum of Transport & Technology, New Zealand. Pearse was reputedly the first Man to Fly. On the 31st March 1903 Pearse made the First powered flight at Waitohi 9 months prior to the Wright Brothers first flight at Kitty Hawke on 17 Dec 1903. (Hope this doesn’t cause an international incident.)<

Comments

Wayne Brasch October 22, 2004

Here is a couple of links for those interested;
http://chrisbrady.itgo.com/pearse/pearse.htm
http://www.ctie.monash.edu.au/hargrave/pearse1.html
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Dan Holm level-classic October 22, 2004

Wonderful birthday image for Allan, Wayne!! Teriffic shot! #862133

Stanley J. Contrades October 22, 2004

Kiaora, Wayne and Andrea ...
Terrific present for today's birthday boy(?) :-) and a terrific shot it is! Great job!
Aloha no,
Stan #862136

Colleen Braun October 22, 2004

nice Birthday wish, but I still go with Wilbur and Orville....LOL #862203

Wayne Brasch October 22, 2004

Thanks Dan, Stan and Colleen for your comments. I really hope Allan likes this.

Colleen this is still a pretty hotly debated subject amongst aviation historians and there is much written about it (on the Net as wellso it must be true..hehehe) I'm sure no one will really know for sure. Do I lose sleep over it, you bet "NOT". We are still proud of Pearse's achievements whether he was first or second.All the best.
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Allan L. Whitehead October 22, 2004

Wayne and Andrea, my very dear friends, thank you so very much, I truly do appreciate this, an awful lot - your very good friend, Allan #862282

S J October 22, 2004

Terrific shot and presentation, Wayne! Very nice tribute for our dear friend, Allan! Very good choice! #862425

Diane Addonizio level-classic October 22, 2004

Wonderful capture and presentation. Interesting info! #862551

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict October 22, 2004

Great image, story, and birthday message, Wayne, am sure this is making Allan happy today!

-Debby #862690

Casey A. Hanson October 22, 2004

Great job Wayne!
Learning can be fun. I did not know this, very interesting! Neat image! :0) #862718

Terry R. Hatfield October 22, 2004

Excellent Image And Presentation Wayne!
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Paul Michko October 22, 2004

Great shot and sentiment, Wayne. #862993

Evy Johansen level-classic October 22, 2004

Wonderful birthday image for Allan, Wayne! #863673

Wayne Brasch October 27, 2004

Allan my pleasure & I'm glad you liked it. Sanjay, Diane, Debbie, Casey, Terry H, Paul and Evy. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment on this image. Sorry about the history lesson but sometimes I just can not help myself. I know I mentioned how proud we New Zealanders are of Pearse's achievements but what I forgot to mention was the brilliant achievements of Orville & Wilbur WRIGHT, despite who was first to fly, they all contributed to the development of flight as we know it today. Each rightfully deserve their place in history. #871721

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