AKA Erik Weisz, then Ehrich Weiss
Harry Houdini
Harry Houdini in his Voisin - 1910
From The Library of Congress

Harry Houdini
Harry Houdini in his Voisin - 1910
From The Library of Congress

Harry Houdini
Harry Houdini in his Voisin - 1910
From The Library of Congress

Harry Houdini
Erich Weiss/Harry Houdini
"Wearing track team medals, in New York....Not yet Houdini,
Ehrich Weiss is shown exhibiting his competitive spirit
and wearing medals he won as a member of the
Pastime Athletic Club track team in New York."
Contributed by Greg Powers, 9-10-09

     If you search on "Harry Houdini" using Google, (2-17-06), you will find about 10,600 links! Perhaps the best place to start is on the site cited below..

Harry Houdini - Aviation
     This page on the Houdiniana.com website is an impressive and comprehensive resource on the life and career of Harry Houdini. It has an entire section devoted to his activities as the first man to fly in Australia. It offers a revue of his exploits and a number of important photographs. You can access that phase of his career by clicking on the title above.

Harry Houdini (1874-1926)
     This page on Russell Naughton 's The Pioneers website is a preeminent resource on the life and career in aviaiton of Harry Houdini. It is replete with numerous photographs and with links to many other important websites. You can access the page by clicking on the title above.

Geo. Chavez
Il primo trasvolatore delle Alpi
Martini Luciano
Product Details
Editore: Tararà 2004
Prezzo: € 19.00
ISBN: 8886593422
ISBN-13: 9788886593427
Courtesy of Giovanni Giorgetti

21 marzo 1910: Harry Houdini, il famoso illusionista capace di slegarsi da mille catene anche immerso nell'acqua, fa, sul suo aereo Voisin, un volo di 10 km, a Melbourne in Australia, dove, ogni sera, aveva un enorme successo con il suo strabiliante programma teatrale. Verosimilmente voleva capire se poteva modernizzare e rendere ancora più spettacolare il suo più famoso gioco di prestigio; pensava, forse, di farsi legare alle strutture di un aereo, e di liberarsene mentre questo volava a bassa quota.


March 21, 1910: Harry Houdini, the famous illusionist who was capable of freeing himself from a thousand chains while submerged in water, soloed in his Voisin airplane for a distance of 10 km in Melbourne, Australia, where every night he was a big hit with his amazing programme.
Probably he wanted to see if he could perform his most famous conjuring trick even more spectacularly. He planned to bind himself to his airplane and then to free himself from it while flying at a low altitude.

HARRY HOUDINI (1874-1926)
Courtesy of  Find A Grave

Editor's Note:
If you have any information on this Early Flier,
please contact me.
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