Percy Pilcher and the Challenge of Flight

Collection Name: Drachen Foundation Collection
Artist or Author: Philip Jarrett
Creation Year: 1999
Width: 8.5 inches
Height: 11 inches
Summary: An article on the heroic attempts of first flight for the British, Percy Pilcher died from fatal injuries following a flying accident on 30 September 1899. Pilcher began patenting small inventions in 1893, and at an early age, became interested in aviation. From kite to glider flights he pushed his interests to develop a full-size hang glider, "the Bat." Philip Jarrett, author WWII Aero No. 1656 November 1999
Type: Article
Geographic: United Kingdom
Kite Type: Bowed
Materials: Dowel, Cotton
Significance: Historical
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WWI Aero  No 166