British Civil Aviation in 1914

9 May
William Newall makes the first parachute jump in the United Kingdom, from an aircraft at Hendon. The parachutist crouched on the skid of a Grahame-White Charabanc piloted by R.H. Carr and held the parachute in his lap.

Newall was pushed off his perch by F.W. Gooden, who was positioned just behind him and used his foot. He left the aircraft at 2,000 feet and took 2 minutes 22 seconds to reach the ground.

21 May
The first United Kingdom charter flight, the first passenger charter flight and the first international charter flight all take place at the same time, when Princess Ludwig von Löwestein-Wertheim charters a Handley Page HP7 from the Northern Aircraft Company to fly her to Paris.

The aircraft leaves Hendon at 0730hrs, but fog in the Channel forces it to land at Eastbourne and wait. They arrive in Calais at 1630hrs.