Joseph Pline


Joseph Pline's tailless, dirigible glider, 1855

"In 1855, Joseph Pline proposed a dirigible glider, under, for the first time, the name "Aeroplane", in the shape of a bird, with a framework filled with gas, and fitted with propellers."

Aviation - the Pioneer Years edited by Ben Mackworth-Praed. Published 1990. ISBN 1851703497

the above material was submitted to this page by Paul Dunlop, New Zealand

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