Ornithopter and creator George R. White at St. Augustine



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Description Local call number: PR00458

Corporate author: Underwood & Underwood.

Title: [Ornithopter and creator George R. White at St. Augustine]

Physical descrip: 1 photograph: b&w; 10 x 8 in.

General note: George R. White of Stoney Brook, Long Island, New York, former aviator and flying instructor during the war, on the beach at St. Augustine where he attempted to make the first successful bird-like flight in history. White is in his foot-propelled, wing-flapping, motorless ornithopter, which weighs 118 pounds, is 8 feet in length, and has a wing span of 29.5 feet. The frame was made of chrome molybdenum covered with a non-inflammable celluloid fabric. It crashed on the test flight, but it was later improved.

Date captured: Photographed September 21, 1927.

Repository: State Library and Archives of Florida, 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 USA. Contact: 850.245.6700. Archives@dos.state.fl.us

Persistent URL: http://ibistro.dos.state.fl.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/x/0/5?library=PHOTO&item_type=PHOTOGRAPH&searchdata1=PR00458
Date 21 September 1927(1927-09-21), 00:00:00
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