The miniature sheet commemorates the 100th Anniversary of Seaplanes featuring Henri Fabre flying Le Canard on 28th March 1910 making it the first seaplane to take off from water; the Super marine S.6B: Schneider Trophy winner in 1931, the first aircraft to break the 400 mph barrier; the Short Sunderland from 204 Squadron, Gibraltar in 1941 and the Saunders-ROE Princess from 1952.
The aviation centenaries stamps feature Baroness Raymonde de Laroche, the first woman to obtain the pilot’s license on 8th March 1910; the first fare-paying passengers flown by DELAG’s Zeppelin LZ7 on 21st June 1910; Hubert Latham setting the altitude record at the time of 4,541ft. on Antoinette VII on 7th July 1910 and the Clément-Bayard No.2 - the first airship flight across English Channel on the 16th October 1910.
Technical DetailsIssue Date: 20.08.2010
Designer: Stephen Perera
Illustrator: John Batchelor
Printer: BDT Security Printers
Colours: 4 Colours
Size: 40 x 30mm and 163 x 75mm
Values: 10p, 42p, 49p, £2.00 and £3.01