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British Civil Aviation in 1925

22 February
The first flight of the de Havilland DH60 Moth. This aircraft would revolutionise private and club flying, both in the United Kingdom and many parts of the World.

April
The first in-flight movie, Conan Doyle’s ‘The Lost World’ produced by First National, is shown during an Imperial Airways scheduled flight.

21 June
The Lancashire Aero Club in Woodford receives the first delivery of a de Havilland DH60 Moth.

15 October
The first drop trials take place, when a de Havilland DH53 Humming Bird is released from the R33 airship.

16 November – 13 March 1926
Alan Cobham, A. Elliott and B. Emmott fly from London to Cape Town and back in a de Havilland DH50.