Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

"Archdeacon's Soaring Machine, France 1905." One-half right front view, close up, of Ernest Archdeacon's First Glider on the ground, probably at Chalais-Meudon, France, 1904. Ernest Archdeacon is seen at the controls of the glider; two unidentified men stand at left wingtip.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Gliding and soaring

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa 1904-1905

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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