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
Answer by Kyle M
# Yuan Huangtou, Ye, first manned kite glide to take off from a tower — 559 
# 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
# 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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