Ornithopter and inventor George R. White at Saint Augustine 4



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Description Local call number: PR00456

Corporate author: Underwood & Underwood.

Title: [Ornithopter and inventor George R. White at Saint Augustine]

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

General note: The ornithopter was a wing-flapping, foot-propelled flying machine made by George R. White, a former flying instructor from Stoney Brook, Long Island, New York. The frame weighed 118 pounds, the wingspan was 29.5 feet, and it was 8 feet in length. It was made of chrome molybdenum covered with a non-inflammable transparent celluloid fabric. Trial flights were conducted on the beach at St. Augustine. It crashed on a test flight, but it was later improved. White hoped to attain a speed of 40 miles per hour.

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=Rc03509
Date 21 September 1927(1927-09-21), 14:51:57
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