TEN YEAR UPDATE: The centenary came off as planned and a monument now stands at Diggers Rest (below). Gary Sunderland's model of Houdini's biplane, made especially for the celebrations, eventually landed at the local Houdini's Café e Cucina. However, despite the best efforts of the organizers to discover what happened to Houdini's historic Voisin biplane after he sold it in 1913, it remains a lost artifact.
Thanks. By coincidence, last weekend I was telling a friend of mine who has been a pilot for over 40 years (first in the Air Force, then for many different private carriers)about Houdini's flight and Digger's Rest and that model biplane. I assumed that he already knew about Houdini's accomplishment, but he'd never heard about it before! He was quite impressed.ReplyDelete