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Published on Apr 20, 2010
Did Richard Pearse in New Zealand 'fly' before the Wright Brothers? Uploaded is a series of 4 short clips of eye witnesses to his 'flights.' (Search Google Video / YouTube for 'Richard Pearse'.) The first 'flight' on 31 March 1903 ended up in a high box-thorn hedge. Pearse left the plane there because just afterwards the 'big snow' came. The seasons in the Southern Hemisphere are reversed - autumn is in February, mid-winter is in July. And according to meteorological records 1903 was the ONLY year in that decade when it snowed heavily in Canterbury in March/April. If anyone knows the names of the interviewees please let me know. First part of this interview is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqBTZ4... Further information can be found at: http://chrisbrady.itgo.com/pearse/pea... See also eyewitnesses 1 & 2 / 3a / 4. CJB.