George White’s Ornithopter: Just like a Cuckoo.

A quarter of century has passed in 1927-28 since the Orville Wright’s first flight yet aviator and inventor George R.White still thought his wing-beating, and foot-propelled, ornithopter could be the answer to the human flight. Trial flights conducted at St. Augustine Beach (Florida) soon proved him wrong…., he persevered, of course.

Sheer poetry his bird.

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