“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
― Leonardo da Vinci
Falstaff Wild grew up in an age when new and better machines appeared almost weekly, featured in magazines that young eyes looked at with wonder. Falstaff first taste of flight was in a Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8, a two-seat reconnaissance biplane a war surplus machine that had never made it to France.
The Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8 was a British two-seat biplanereconnaissance and bomber aircraft of the First World War designed by John Kenworthy at the Royal Aircraft Factory. Intended as a replacement for the vulnerable B.E.2, the R.E.8 was widely regarded as more difficult to fly, and gained a reputation in…
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