Domenjoz Glider: Not Plain Sailing.

Domenjoz Glider: Not Plain Sailing.

Swiss-born John Domenjoz was, with Pegoud, one of the inventors of stunt flying; both were the first to complete a looping in 1913 while they worked at the Blériot School. By the late 1920s Domenjoz seemed to had got the idea to propel a glider by sail like the ancient ships. In 1930 he built in Maine this hilarious contraction; towed by a car it did reach an altitude of 300 feet, but the sails proved to be utterly useless. His glider had an evident “Blériot connection” …., the Blériot XI type’s lattice fuselage and tail shape are all too obvious.

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