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Cayley Aeroplane


Sir George Cayley, in 1804, built and flew a successful model. Five years later he constructed a full size glider with a wing area of 300 sq.ft (27.87sq.m). By 1853 he had built a more advanced man-carrying version. On this his reluctant coachman was carried over a small valley, in the grounds of Cayley’s home at Brompton Hall.


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