Flying through history. (Photo courtesy of the Penticton Museum Archives)

Penticton history: the first aircraft to land in the city

100 years ago, a Curtis JN 4 aircraft landed in Penticton

100 years ago, a Curtis JN 4 aircraft landed in Penticton.

It was the first aircraft to land in the city and attracted a large crowd of onlookers. The plane was piloted by Captain E.C. Hoy and Captain G. Dixon, who were in Penticton to promote a Trans-Rocky air route from Vancouver to Calgary.

The aircraft landed at the recreation field, where the Community Centre now stands.

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