Alliott Verdon Roe
Engineer, Organization founder
1877 – 1958
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Who was Alliott Verdon Roe?
Sir Edwin Alliott Verdon Roe OBE, Hon. FRAeS, FIAS was a pioneer English pilot and aircraft manufacturer, and founder in 1910 of the Avro company. After experimenting with model aeroplanes, he made flight trials in 1907–08 with a full size aeroplane at Brooklands, near Weybridge in Surrey, and became the first Englishman to fly an all-British machine a year later with a triplane on Walthamstow Marshes.
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- Apr 26, 1877
- United Kingdom
- King's College London
- Lived in
- Jan 4, 1958
on July 23, 2013
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