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Poulain Aerocycle

In 1912 French automobile manufacturers Peugeot, launched a 10,000-franc competition for the first man-powered man to fly 10 m (323 ft) without a motor. The prize was not won until 9 July 1921 when Gabriel Poulain made two dawn flights on his 'aerocycle' at Longchamps racetrack, travelling about 10.6 m (35 ft) at a height of 1 m (3¼ ft). Peugeot immediately posted a 20,000-franc reward for a 50-m (164-ft) flight, but it was never claimed.
 


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