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Happy Birthday Otto Lillienthal!

Postby Frank Colver » Sat May 23, 2020 11:00 am

Today would be Otto's 172nd birthday. Modern aviation owes a debt of gratitude to the first person to apply true scientific study and measurement to how bird wings, and therefore our later wings, function to produce usable lift over drag and thereby can glide, soar, and power through the air.

Here's to Otto! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Re: Happy Birthday Otto Lillienthal!

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sat May 23, 2020 11:10 am

Thanks Frank!!!

Let's go to Dockweiler this weekend to celebrate!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY OTTO!!!
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Re: Happy Birthday Otto Lillienthal!

Postby JoeF » Sat May 23, 2020 6:16 pm

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Re: Happy Birthday Otto Lillienthal!

Postby Frank Colver » Sat May 23, 2020 10:30 pm

No, that isn't Ernest Feher. It looks a little like Scott Strom.

BTW - I see Scott now occasionally at a monthly vintage motorcycle meet in Orange County. It was a huge surprise the first time we met there. It had been 37 years since the last time we had seen each other. :o

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