125 years ago Geman aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal accomplished his first gliding flights. Close to Lilienthal’s birth place, a couple is now following in his footsteps by building ultralight planes.
Geman aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal accomplished his first gliding flights 125 years ago. Now a German aviation company is following in his footsteps.
He's known as the "Glider King," the first human being in history to make successful flights with gliders. Otto Lilienthal died 120 years ago, but his legacy continues to live on, in people like the couple in this video.
In a way, Otto Lilienthal gave wings to mankind, and not without making the ultimate sacrifice. On August 9, 1896, he crashed and died. But why?
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