Saturday, March 7, 2009

1868 Airplane

Jean-Marie Le Bris tests an improved version of his glider, making several unmanned glides before it crashes.
The first exhibition of flying machines, in England, sponsored by the Aeronautical Society.

John Stringfellow, England, proposes a man-carrying triplane, similar to Henson’s aerial steam carriage. It captures the public’s imagination, although the model does not perform well when tested.

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