People are being offered the chance to help recreate one of the most famous flights in aviation history. A group of enthusiasts are building a replica of the Waterbird, Britain's first successful seaplane. It took it's maiden voyage over the Lake District 102 years ago today.
The group has run out of money and are inviting people to "adopt a share" in the seaplane replica to try to get it off the ground. Hannah McNulty has more.
The shares are being offered at the Old England Hotel in Windermere on Monday evening. To find out more about the Waterbird project click here
Aviation enthusiasts are hoping to fly the plane this year but it's looking unlikely. They need £160,000 to finish the project and say the problem with getting more funding is they haven't got a date for the flight because they need an exemption in the speed limit on Windermere.
The Lake District National Park Authority say they hope it will happen this year
A replica is being constructed of the Waterbird, the first seaplane ever to successfully fly in Britain. It took part in a flight over Windermere in 1911. Gerry Cooper has been building it in Lincolnshire but the project has stalled just over half way, because the money has dried up.
They still need £160,000 to complete the plane and say the reason they can't get anymore funding is because they're awaiting an exemption from a bylaw which forbids travel of more than 10 miles an hour on Windermere.