(John Theodore Cuthbert) Moore-Brabazon (1884-1964)
Brabazon of Tara was born in England, February 8, 1884 and died
in London, May 17, 1964. He first soloed in a French Voisin
biplane at Issy-les-Montineaux, Paris, France, in November,
French F.A.I. brevet #40 was issued to him under the name
of Brabazon Moore, on March 8, 1910, before he became a member
of the House of Lords in England. British F.A.I. Airplane
Pilot's Certificate Number 1 was issued to him by the Royal Aero
Club, making him the first person to be licensed in Great
Britain as an Airplane Pilot.
In 1909 he made the first live cargo flight by airplane, by
tying a waste-paper basket to a wing-strut of his Voisin
airplane. Then, using it as a "cargo hold", he airlifted one
In October of that year Mr. Moore Brabazon won the first
all-British competition of L1000 offered by the Daily Mail for
the first machine to fly a circular mile course. His aeroplane
was fitted with a 60-horse-power Green aero engine. In the same
year M. Michelin offered L1000 for a long-distance flight in
all-British aviation; this prize was also won by Mr. Brabazon,
who made a flight of 17 miles.
Charles Rolls and Lord Brabazon of Tara made an ascension
in the first spherical balloon made in England, which was built
by the Short Brothers.
In the First World War, he took a leading roll in the development of aerial photography.
Lord Brabazon of Tara died in 1964