To fly was always more than just a technical problem. Facts, data and pictures enable us to write the short story of human flight. Hereafter the long prehistory of fantastic projects, astonishing ideas and adventurous attempts comes to an end.
flight attempt of the "tailor from Ulm" (1811-05-31) by Albrecht Ludwig Berblinger, Albrecht Ludwig Berblinger, and model: Serowski, HaraldOtto-Lilienthal-Museum
The "tailor of Ulm"
Airship project (1709) by Bartolomeu Lourenço de Gusmão and Bartolomeu Lourenço de GusmãoOtto-Lilienthal-Museum
Truth? - Report described the airship of Bartolomeo Lourenço de Gusmão
steam driven airship (1852-09-24) by Baptiste Henri Jacques Giffard and Baptiste Henri Jacques GiffardOtto-Lilienthal-Museum
Truth! Steam powered airship
airship with an electric engine (1883-10-08) by Albert und Gaston Tissandier, Tissandier, Gaston & Albert, and model: Grils/Otto-Lilienthal-MuseumOtto-Lilienthal-Museum
Airship with an electric engine, 1883
Gasoline driven airship (1896) by Friedrich Hermann Wölfert and Wölfert, Friedrich HerrmannOtto-Lilienthal-Museum
Gasoline airship of 1896