Saturday, October 3, 2009

Flying: 1893

If you wanted to do it without a balloon, you needed a hill to jump off of.

The pilot died three years after this, from breaking his spine in a flying accident.

We always say how sad it is when people die in stunts, but people like this weren't in it for just the thrill, they were really doing something!

--From Annual report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution--


Trooper York said...

Dude can we buy one of these in a kit form and mail it out as a Christmas present?

Jason (the commenter) said...

You could probably make it out spare cloth and bits of wood.

chickenlittle said...

Otto pioneered flight.

Trooper York said...

Who? Sgt Snorkels Dog?

chickenlittle said...

He and Max Immelmann (yes of "Blue Max" fame) started it all.