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Avro De Havilland Sir Alan Cobham Ching Fliers Gnome Engines

Very few people would associate the Lea Valley with British aviation, yet besides AVRO, the first British flight in a British-built plane flown by a British pilot with a British engine that happened there in 1909, another giant in the aviation world that was also making history in the Valley in the 1900s, was the de Havilland Company at Hatfield who produced the first commercial jet airliner.

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