Виталий Е. Ермолин, студент холодных вод (seminarist) wrote,
Виталий Е. Ермолин, студент холодных вод

The Rhonge brothers airplane

was designed and built in 1899. During the trial flight it flew for an hour and a half, covering a distance of one hundred miles and rising to 500 meters. It carried nine men, a woman and a bull terrier as well as 450 lb of cargo, and successfully landed, undamaged, on the Haverford College football field. Nevertheless, no one paid the slightest attention and both Rhonge brothers died in obscurity. Just goes to prove the importance of having the right name.
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