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"The cyclist Gabriël Poulain (1884-1953) had the dream for his bike to fly. Here he is in a wing bike. France, 1921.” (via)

"The cyclist Gabriël Poulain (1884-1953) had the dream for his bike to fly. Here he is in a wing bike. France, 1921.” (via)

Mar 6
"A strange glider of Frenchman Dervaux during games on the plateau of Auvergne / France. Photo 1922" (via)

"A strange glider of Frenchman Dervaux during games on the plateau of Auvergne / France. Photo 1922" (via)

Mar 6
“Gustav Lilienthal, Otto’s Bruder” (via)

Gustav Lilienthal, Otto’s Bruder” (via)

"July 1920: A human bird aeroplane at the Aero Show" (via)

"July 1920: A human bird aeroplane at the Aero Show" (via)

from Paul Dunlop:

"This flying machine is the Somalvico So.1 "David", built by Guiseppe Somalvico in Lake Como, Italy, 1921.  The two discs, above and below the cockpit, are supposed to spin around, and generate lift in the same way that frisbees and discuses do."

More on the machine at The Aerodrome Forum. Photo via History Link 101

from Paul Dunlop:

"This flying machine is the Somalvico So.1 "David", built by Guiseppe Somalvico in Lake Como, Italy, 1921. The two discs, above and below the cockpit, are supposed to spin around, and generate lift in the same way that frisbees and discuses do."

More on the machine at The Aerodrome Forum. Photo via History Link 101

Dec 3
The Douglas C-1 air ambulance, circa 1928

The Douglas C-1 air ambulance, circa 1928

nobody died! Friday #74: The Burnelli RB-2 "Miss Essex", location unknown, date circa 1925 (via the Boston Public Library on Flickr)

nobody died! Friday #74: The Burnelli RB-2 "Miss Essex", location unknown, date circa 1925 (via the Boston Public Library on Flickr)

Nov 2
A modified Dayton-Wright USD-9A became, in 1921, the first aircraft to feature a pressurised cockpit.  The aircraft had “..an airtight spherical chamber in place of a cockpit. The chamber had only a control stick and small portholes to view the instruments, which had been located outside..” (via)

The bottom photo is via the SDASM Archives on Flickr. The photos appear to be showing different stages of the aircraft’s development?

A modified Dayton-Wright USD-9A became, in 1921, the first aircraft to feature a pressurised cockpit. The aircraft had “..an airtight spherical chamber in place of a cockpit. The chamber had only a control stick and small portholes to view the instruments, which had been located outside..” (via)

The bottom photo is via the SDASM Archives on Flickr. The photos appear to be showing different stages of the aircraft’s development?

Nov 1
John A. Macready, holder of the flight altitude record in 1921 (via)

John A. Macready, holder of the flight altitude record in 1921 (via)

"Daredevil aviatrix Gladys Ingle is seen here as she prepares to wing walk her way from one Jenny to the other" (via, further info)

"Daredevil aviatrix Gladys Ingle is seen here as she prepares to wing walk her way from one Jenny to the other" (via, further info)

"Miss Lillian Boyer, aerial acrobat” (1922, via)

"Miss Lillian Boyer, aerial acrobat” (1922, via)

May 7
“Hester performing a night flight over Ocean Park, 1920” (via the San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives)

Hester performing a night flight over Ocean Park, 1920” (via the San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives)

“Harold Pitcairn flies his Autogiro Windmill from Pennsylvania to Washington D.C., May 14, 1929” (via)

Harold Pitcairn flies his Autogiro Windmill from Pennsylvania to Washington D.C., May 14, 1929” (via)

"Black and white photograph of a La Cierva Autogyro C-6 aircraft made by Juan de la Cierva, which made its maiden flight in 1924. It was a prototype aircraft vertical takeoff and landing. It was built on the fuselage of an Avro 504. This model began rotating the rotor by a rope pulled by several men” (via)

"Black and white photograph of a La Cierva Autogyro C-6 aircraft made by Juan de la Cierva, which made its maiden flight in 1924. It was a prototype aircraft vertical takeoff and landing. It was built on the fuselage of an Avro 504. This model began rotating the rotor by a rope pulled by several men” (via)

"Original caption:5/26/1928-Rockford, IL - Robert Myers of Rockford, IL, has invented an ornithopter, which he designed after an intensive study of heavy birds in flight, particularly the great horned owl. The above photo shows Myers seated in his wing-flapping ornithopter, the wings of which have not as yet been covered. He will attempt a test flight soon." (via Corbis)

"Original caption:5/26/1928-Rockford, IL - Robert Myers of Rockford, IL, has invented an ornithopter, which he designed after an intensive study of heavy birds in flight, particularly the great horned owl. The above photo shows Myers seated in his wing-flapping ornithopter, the wings of which have not as yet been covered. He will attempt a test flight soon." (via Corbis)