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Voisin 1905 Glider / Archdeacon
Bellamy Hydroavion


Gabriel Voisin began his formal aviation career in 1903 when he was engaged by a prominent French aeronautical promoter, Ernest Archdeacon, to build gliders for him.
June 8, 1905, over the Seine, Gabriel Voisin succeeds on a glider built with Ernest Archdeacon to fly 15 meters high and 150 m.



One of the gliders built by Gabriel Voisin in 1905 for towed flights behind a motor boat on the River Seine.




The Voisin-built Archdeacon glider was acquired and motorized as the Bellamy Hydroavion by French inventor Emile Bellamy in 1906.
Bellamy Hydroavion



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