Video. He was the first person in the UK to pilot a powered flight - and today a statue was unveiled in his memory near the airfield where it all happened. Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse reports.
A statue has been unveiled in memory of aviator Samuel Cody who was killed in a flying accident 100 years ago today. The statue in Farnborough is close to where he achieved the first powered flight in the country.
Local MP Gerald Howarth, Aldershot Con, was at the ceremony. He said "the statue was long overdue and it was a historic day."
Hundreds gather for Cody statue unveiling at Farnborough. Samuel Cody, who died 100 years ago today, was the first person in the UK to fly a powered aircraft. The statue follows a £60,000 fundraising campaign.
A memorial in honour of Colonel Samuel Cody will be unveiled in Farnborough today.
These pictures show the aviator during the first British powered flight. The flight lasted 27 seconds and covered a distance of 1,390ft over Farnborough Common.
He was killed in a flying accident exactly 100 years ago.
A memorial in honour of aviator Samuel Cody will be unveiled in Farnborough later.
Cody was killed in a flying accident exactly 100 years ago today. The memorial will be close to where he took his first test flights and achieved the first powered flight in the country.