Lilienthal Glider in Early Flight

Lilienthal Glider in Early Flight
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The glider flights of German aeronautical pioneer Otto Lilienthal inspired the Wright brothers to pursue the challenge of flight. This 1894 glider, one of only six Lilienthal gliders still in existence, looks and works remarkably like its direct descendent, the modern hang glider.


Dale Hrabak

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SI 107-1


National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution


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