THE postponed Schneider Trophy tribute flight took off yesterday (Wednesday) — 24 hours later than planned.
The Schneider 80 anniversary flight was postponed because of adverse weather conditions in the same way as the final seaplane contest was put back by a day in 1931.
Just two seaplanes took part — a French seaplane and a Cessna piloted by organiser John Russell.
Mr Russell piloted his plane up the Hovertravel slipway at Ryde, which is more used to craft that 'fly' a few inches above the water.
Several spectators who saw the event in 1931 when Britain won the trophy outright were in the crowd at Ryde Pierhead to witness the tribute.
Schneider Trophy tribute
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