Vintage Cliché Spoiler

For countless generations, anyone expressing incredulity or skepticism could rely upon the phrase “I’ll believe that when pigs fly.” By absurdly granting the common pig, perhaps that most earthbound of animals, the gift of flight, the maxim became a plainspoken, potent expression of the impossible.

And then this happened.



  1. I have to ask … how did it go? Did the little piggy survive?

  2. Reblogged this on My CRGD's! .

  3. I have many Air Marshal friends who are gonna love this. Off to FB!

  4. Pan Ham Airlines.

  5. Looks like little piggy is loving the feeling of the wind in his… snout?

  6. The pilot in the photo is John Moore-Brabazon, 1st Baron Brabazon of Tara. The piggy flight took place on 4 November 1909, when Mr. Moore-Brabazon wants to prove that pigs could fly. This was quite possibly the first ever live-cargo carrying flight by a heavier-than-air aircraft.,_1st_Baron_Brabazon_of_Tara

  7. That is one very self-satisfied little piggeh.

  8. Wow .. Pigs really can fly ..