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Yesterday's Witness


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I have flown and it's marvellous Pioneer aviators:
Sir Richard Atcherley
Sir Alan Cobham , Charles Dollfus E. C. Gordon England
Cecil Pashley , Sir Thomas Sopwith C. H. Watkins recall their first experiences of flying.
' The only way to learn to fly was to go and teach yourself ... most of us did our first flight involuntarily. One looked over the side and found the ground had gone. Well, there you were, you were in the air and you'd got to do something about it! '


Unknown: Sir Richard Atcherley
Unknown: Sir Alan Cobham
Unknown: Charles Dollfus
Unknown: E. C. Gordon England
Unknown: Cecil Pashley
Unknown: Sir Thomas Sopwith
Unknown: C. H. Watkins
Producer: Stephen Peet
Director: Ian Keill

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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