THE FLYING FRONTIERSMAN





ABOVE IS A FLYING MACHINE WING DRAWING BY DA VINCI. COMPARE WITH DRAWING IN THE STORY
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Fifty or sixty years following the Flying Frontiersman's "flight" as described above in the Autumn of 1771 using a flying machine based on a design by Leonardo Da Vinci circa 1490 AD, Count Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin, the inventor of the ultimate in lighter than air machines was born (1838-1917). Zeppelin made his first powered flight in southern Germany with his first Zeppelin, the LZ-1, on July 2, 1900.



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In comparison, the Wright brothers didn't make their first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft until December 17, 1903, two-and-a-half years after Zeppelin's maiden voyage.



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EARLY FLYERS FROM ICARUS TO LILIENTHAL


LEONARDO DA VINCI: 500 YEARS TO SOON


THE FLYING MACHINE: CHINA 400 A.D.


LILIENTHAL GLIDER TYPE IX (TYPE 9)


DID LEONARDO DA VINCI FLY?


THE WASHOE ZEPHYR


FIREHAIR



DID THE WANDERLING FLY?

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TOMMY TOMAHAWK P-40 TOMAHAWK SQUADRON

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LEONARDO
DA--VINCI

RING SITE

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