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Q&A: what is the first “vehicle” to be airborn?

Posted on November 15, 2010
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Question by ephstigers: what is the first “vehicle” to be airborn?
over a century before Orville and Wilbur Wright made history two others men went “up up and away” what is the first vehicle

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Answer by Kyle M
# Yuan Huangtou, Ye, first manned kite glide to take off from a tower — 559 [2]
# Abbas Ibn Firnas (aka Armen Firman), Al-Andalus, first parachute flight — 852
# Abbas Ibn Firnas, (aka Armen Firman), Al-Andalus, first hang glider and first scientific attempt at glide — 875
# Eilmer of Malmesbury, a monk who flew a glider from an Abbey in the early 11th century
# Lagari Hasan Çelebi, first manned rocket aircraft — 1633
# Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi, Istanbul, Turkey, first fully successful manned glider flight; 17th century[citation needed]
# Pilâtre de Rozier, Paris, France, first trip by a human in a free-flying balloon (the Montgolfière). 9 km covered in 25 minutes. October 15, 1783

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2 Responses to “Q&A: what is the first “vehicle” to be airborn?”

  1. amadeus_tso on November 15th, 2010 9:13 am

    1050 BC while riding home in his wagon after a long day in the Roman Marketplace, Wally the Wagon Master’s horses were surprised by a small child running out from between a couple of houses. This started the horses running out of control through the cobblestone streets. On one rather large bump Wally lost the reigns, and the horses were then totally on their own… they jumped over a pile of manure at the end of one street causing the wagon to ramp over it, which in turn caused the first recorded “vehicular flight” when both wally and his wagon soared 7 feet up into the air for a distance of 45 feet…. both wally and the wagon recovered, but the horses have been jittery ever since.

    Have a nice day!!!

  2. Nic7876 on November 15th, 2010 10:00 am

    hot air balloon

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