Residents of Cambridge and district, many of whom have never seen an aeroplane, are to be afforded an opportunity to-day and to-morrow (Show days) of not only inspecting an up-to-date flying machine, but of taking a trip in one if they feel so disposed.
Messrs. Walsh Bros.' Avro plane, which has been flying at Hamilton during the past few days, came to Cambridge yesterday morning. After securing a suitable landing-ground, on the polo grounds - near the Show grounds – Capt. Upham returned to Hamilton, but came back to Cambridge yesterday afternoon.
During both Show days (Tuesday and Wednesday) the Avro will be available for passenger flights, at the reasonable fee of £2 10/ each. Capt. Upham is an experienced aeronaut, and the machine is a first class one, therefore there should be keen demand for seats for the two days that it is to remain in our midst, and we can confidently recommend anyone who wishes to experience the thrilling sensation of being up in the air to take advantage of this opportunity.
Doubtless a great many will visit the polo grounds for the purpose of inspecting the machine, and seeing it set out on, and return from, its stunts.
The plane is a brand new machine, which was only put together a few days ago. Capt. Upham is well pleased with it, saying it behaves very well indeed. It is fitted with a 100 h.p. engine, and attains a regular speed of about 70 miles an hour.
Capt. Upham says the local polo grounds make an excellent landing place, the only drawback being the belts of high trees in the vicinity.
Four flights were made with local passengers yesterday afternoon, and in each case the passengers were delighted with the experience.