With or without

motors.

Many schools are named for Otto Lilienthal, the pioneer in aviation, particularly near Berlin, where he lived and tried out his gliding contraption.

I’m sure the first people seeing Lilienthal in the sky were as mesmerised as these onlookers – admiring a glider that flies through the air without motor.

A plane taking off from Frankfurt airport and then passing Frankfurt’s skyline:

Linked to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Anything to do with jets and planes.

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7 thoughts on “With or without

      1. I have been a passenger in a glider quite a few times and I have never had a problem “holding on to my lunch”! I guess you had a different experience!

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      2. My first experience was when I was nine. The pilot wanted to show off to my sister (she was on the ground and a bit older, he fancied her). Hence my lunch did not survive the loops and other strange things. I’ve been up twice more and each time was VERY apprehensive (because of the memory). Having said that I never enjoyed roller coasters, either. πŸ™‚

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