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“Who has a bike, has wings“

Flying Bicycle

Flying bike

Pioneering attempts to build a human-powered aircraft date back to the end of the 19th century. At that time, there was an extraordinary interest in aviation and the boom in cycling. Pioneers in Bohemia tried to do so as early as in1908.

The year is 1912, when Robert Peugeot will give a reward of 10,000 francs to someone who manages to build a flying machine, which only with the strength of the pilot's muscles will be able to fly a distance of at least ten meters and reach a flight height of one meter above the ground. It was not accomplished until1921 when two enthusiasts succeeded, the designer Henri Farman and the famous cyclist Gabriel Poulain. One of the most spectacular flights took place in 1979, when Paul B. MacCready's Gossamer Albatross, piloted by young Brian Allen, won a £ 100,000 Kramer prize for crossing the English Channel.

The legendary mystery of the puzzle written by Jaroslav Foglar inspired many boys, not only thanks to the search of the Fast Arrows for the mysterious mystery of Jan Tleskač, but also thanks to the plan of the flying bicycle, which was hidden in the hedgehog in the cage of the puzzle.

Flying and bicycles have been hand in hand since the beginning of the last century, when the Wright Brothers' first motor flight changed the world in 1903 and the travel distances began to shorten.

Today, thanks to all the pioneers who have contributed their success in aviation, we can travel long distances in a fraction of the time and with maximum comfort.

The production and first test flight attempt

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